Tuesday 24 May 2016

Female barred owl emerges

Sunday, May 22nd

I was using the rototiller, trying to break up the twitch grass. I've let the garden grow, unable to face the pests.  Borrowing the kids' tiller, it was hard work for someone with back issues! It's sad when the twitch grass wraps itself around the blades three times. I've been recalcitrant. The raccoons simply pulled up my plants by the roots and dragged them away a couple of years ago.

Anyway, I was working hard then
I could hear the chick squawking for food.
Off I went, as I needed a break!
It was a hot afternoon and the female was out of the nest for some air. There were crows in the locale, which concerned her.

Eventually, the squawking was enough, I wasn't videotaping just taking photos at this point, and she turned glared at the chick, stretched and went back into the nest. I went back Sunday and Monday but didn't hear or see anything.

Barred owl on nest from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


Debbie said...

i have been working so hard in my yard and gardens as well. awesome captures of the owls!!!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wow. This is wonderful. I would so love to see one of these owls. I wouldn't get any work done around the place if I were you. I'd be too busy looking at the wildlife and taking pictures.

William Kendall said...

Such a beautiful bird!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Very very special... YAM xx

Out To Pasture said...

What a privilege to see the barred owl. She is so well camouflaged that you must have sharp eyes to spot her.

Red said...

I hate rototillers. They're hard work. I like the old digging fork. Never let the grass overtake thinks as then it's a losing battle.

Kay said...

Oh my! That is so cool!