Saturday, 4 June 2016

Barred Owl Chick Branches

Here is Momma June 1st

Apparently, my slight cough was an irritant! No chick to be seen.

June 3rd chick branched – 6:30 a.m.

This is a different tree from the tree with the nest  cavity. A good sign that it is a healthy chick, able to fly short distances.

Back at noon I went, with bug spray on!

I walked around and under Momma. I thought I heard the chick, but it was Momma owl. You can hear her murp in the video. All About Birds tells me this is a 'solicitation call.'
Momma owl hoots from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Chick branched this morning, Momma looks tired!
She was very calm, so I crept closer. She looked straight at me, giving me a silent once-over with those deep, dark brown eyes, then suddenly she was napping!

I kept looking and looking, at the original tree, the tree where the chick was branching, and for some reason I looked up... There is was!

Chick on branch from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Wandering in an area of dried wetland, mosquitoes, and poison ivy, I couldn't see the chick at all. Suddenly, I looked up. There it was!


Christine said...

wonderful owl sightings, the ultimate stress reliever!

Debbie said...

awww the video is sweet!! moms are tired, i know i sure was!! happy weekend to you!!!

sandy said...

she's so cute! I hear owls all the time but just never see them.

Karen said...

I hear the owls almost every night, but rarely see them. The odd time one goes flapping by the diningroom window. I think it sits in the spruce tree at the corner of the house where it has a good view over the front yard. One time we had a big white owl swoop down and nail an ermine in the back yard. It was huge!

Red said...

Your one of the few fortunate people to be able to watch and owl nest and a owlet fledge.

TexWisGirl said...

adorable chick. :)

thank you for your kind comment today.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
How exciting! ... am on countdown now...commenting could be even more erratic over the next couple weeks...see ya soon pal! YAM xx

Out To Pasture said...

Excellent video of your owl and her owlet. So glad that you are sharing this lovely experience.

William Kendall said...

Such beauties!

Kay said...

What a beautiful bird. Owls were our school mascot.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Gosh I love owls...thank you for sharing this and making my Monday morning a happy one :)

Betsy said...

Owls are my favorite birds. I do not see enough of them around here. Enjoyed your post and listening to the sounds they make.