‘in which the ‘box’ is a very busy place…’
Happily our owl couple has more or less resumed the schedule to which we had become accustomed. Taking into account daylight savings time and ever-lengthening days, we are now treated to their presence at about 8 pm.
Highlights since the last episode…………..
The third owl (who made an appearance in episode 16b) returned briefly,
and again was warned away.
Very, very loud squawking from inside the box – lest you think hatchlings, it is a very mature, single voice.
By day, the top of the box has become a favorite landing spot for all manner of other birds.
blue jays, always with a ‘beak-ful’ of something
mockingbirds, the entertainers of the bird world
sweet and gentle doves
Illustrations by E. H. Shepard
Color plates by J.J. Audubon for ‘The Birds of America’