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Owlets at 24 and 22 Days
This is the owlets one week (!!!) before fledging. A drop off, and #5 picks up and eats what appears to be a cockroach scrounged from the floor: Two drop offs, the second one to #5:
Owlets at 24 and 22 Days
Owlets at 24 and 22 Days
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Owlets at 23 and 21 Days
Three rapid fire drop offs (the third delivery was just being brought in when the camera stopped recording): DH returns to the nest at 9:11 in the morning, which suggests* that she didn't come back to the nest before sunrise like usual.  One owlet standing ...
Owlets at 23 and 21 Days
Owlets at 23 and 21 Days
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Owlets at 22 and 20 Days
This was an important day. This was the day that the owlets were bouncing off the walls so much that DH moved out of the nest in the middle of the day . It was that bad.  In this video, you can see how crowded the nest box is getting, and how rambunctious t...
Owlets at 22 and 20 Days
Owlets at 22 and 20 Days
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Owlets at 21 and 19 Days
The older owlets are really starting to look like owls: #5 picks up a scrap of wing from the floor. He seems to spend much more time than the others scrounging around on the floor for scraps. Perhaps his runt status will result in him being more resourceful...
Owlets at 21 and 19 Days
Owlets at 21 and 19 Days
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Owlets at 20 and 18 Days
More serious flapping, and little #5 appears briefly at the end: Discoing: Still trying to get up into the hole:
Owlets at 20 and 18 Days
Owlets at 20 and 18 Days
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Owlets at 19 and 17 Days
At 19 days, flapping is getting more animated, and now the owlets are starting to practice leaping: Owlets trying valiantly to get up into the hole: The owlets' little faces are looking more and more owlish:
Owlets at 19 and 17 Days
Owlets at 19 and 17 Days
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Owlets at 18 and 16 Days
At 18 days, the owlets are exercising their wings more: ...and stretching their legs: #5 peeks out: Owlets are starting to disco (move their head around to "adjust" their vision which is still not owl-like: Boyle delivers to DH; she feeds, sits in the hole,...
Owlets at 18 and 16 Days
Owlets at 18 and 16 Days
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Owlets at 17 and 15 Days
Owlet horking a bird wing: Flapping and preening: Parent checks in, leaves, returns with a delivery: A live cockroach in the nest: Baby faces:
Owlets at 17 and 15 Days
Owlets at 17 and 15 Days
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Owlets at 16 Days Old
Owlet with a moth that was just delivered by a parent, whose talon is still visible in the hole, on the left. Young #5 is in the upper right corner: Owlet with a grub or caterpillar, maybe: A parent brings a moth in to feed the owlets, but it makes a getaway:
Owlets at 16 Days Old
Owlets at 16 Days Old
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Day 15
A parent feeds the owlets (15 and 13 days old) something white, fluffy and unidentifiable to me: Here, an owlet pesters its mom:
Day 15
Day 15
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