The new home owner has arrived--Eastern Screech Owl
For the past three seasons, I have photographed a pair of Eastern Screech owls and their young in the front yard of a home close to where I live. At the end of last season, the tree in which the cavity resided was blown down during a hurricane. Hoping they would return, the property owner and I built them a new home. We used a hollowed-out palm tree that once had a cavity burrow in it and placed it near where the previous tree once stood. Last night I got the call that I was hoping for and immediately went over to see the new tenants. Not sure if this is the same female, but regardless hopefully in about 50 days we will see the owlets peeking out to their brand new world. Update; They ended up Fledging 3 owlets.
Screech owlphotographywilliam Kleinfelderwww.wklein.smugmug.com