Finally Some Food!

February 29, 2016 by Rick Cunningham

Screen Shot 2016-02-28 at 6.42.48 PMWell, it was a long wait for the new owlet to have its first meal since hatching!

The hatch was sometime very early on Sunday morning, but Mom kept the new owlet and its sibling covered and warm through the night and then didn’t have any prey in the nest during the day.

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Finally about two hours after dark on Sunday, Dad brought a rat and stashed it in an adjacent tree.  Mom hopped out of the nest to quickly retrieve it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Screen Shot 2016-02-29 at 7.36.39 AMThen overnight Dad kept bringing more food and this morning Mom and the owlets have a very full pantry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Notice how carefully Mom steps around the owlets – she has her huge talons folded
completely back so her footprint is now much smaller AND much less sharp!

 

 

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