I have miles and miles of photos of our car trips around the region, soon to follow! Not quite ready to organize those, we were sitting, having taken Yam to the train station in the early afternoon, and I heard my owl! (More below!)
Not long after this, having checked to see if the garage door was closed, I heard a sound. Sure enough, Butch and Sundance (momma raccoon and offspring) were in the garage. She has figured out the cat door into the garage, taught her 4 babies, and they were into the garbage and the winter bird seed. SIGH. Cat door is now locked. We primarily used it for Buster in the dead of winter to get warm.
I laughed so hard, watching her squeeze out of the cat door! I didn't laugh this morning when I saw one of them left me a deposit beside the Hops vine!
June 24thI threw on some jeans and t-shirt (that wasn't enough!) and took camera and videocam to see if I could grab a photo of momma and chicks. I could hear the chicks just off to Momma barred owl's left. Two chicks have survived. I simply could not spot them! I could hear them on separate trees, but the mosquitoes were so bad, and dusk was approaching.
I managed to capture her doing a full hoot, as well as Robins bothering her.
Momma owl hoots from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
I haven't seen momma and chicks, she's still feeding them. First, she is calling, then the robin family started harassing her. Robins must have brood #2 nearby.