A big white spider is beginning some work, maybe suspened in front of the Ritz, or towards the camera? It seems a little out of focus. It also is getting blown about some.
The Starlings congretated in the Spa again today:
1m VIDEO = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yISN9uvaHiU
Seth appeared for a very brief, very close, close-up:
This is the last night for the doubling of any donations to Starr. Please don’t let the female’s current absence deter you — Starr Ranch will thankfully persevere on.
Best of wishes for a great new year, all. Keep safe. 2016 should be a better year all around, I hope. We have Wynne’s return to be grateful for, and all of our viewers, new and old. The refuge of Starr is a fantastic experience and resource for us all. Thank you for a wonderous year.
Dwelling on our male this evening, hoping he can bring our female back home. He seemed to be looking back into the cavity trying to see what was wrong with it, why didn’t his partner want to nest there? He waiting some time on the lip, leaving @ 0604hr.
2m08s VIDEO = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5vEDUydOa4
He had a couple of good peeks outside before venturing to the lip:
just checking in, scylla, and sad/worried to read the comments about the female. i hope she returns…
It did seem like your comment, Scylla. Him looking at the place for any sign of displeasure, missing her — not in the attic or behind the pantry wall. Seemed sort of subdued — maybe he always does? Thank you for this wistful video. Keep hoping they reunite.
What time did the male takeoff? Anyone get to see it? It is still very windy there. What kind of surprises will we get tonight?
Hiya JoAnne, nice to see you. Your Q answered above.
I am despondent. I can’t stop wondering about the female’s ins ‘n outs the other night – whyever would she have behaved like that? It’s probably not something anyone will know.
Hang in there Scylla. As you said recently, what will be will be. It’s out of our hands. We can only keep hoping for her safe return (and for him to be here for her return.)
A very Happy, Healthier, Better and much more Peaceful 2016 to you all!! Overhere we´re already more than 2 hours in 2016, and still there´s some fireworks going cracking outside(it´s allowed here to do that as a private person. In some cities they have now firework-free zones, near hospitals, parks, childrens farms aso).
What a sad single sight in the cave. How long and how come so?
Great shot Trish on a very blue, but as I understand, cold sky. My sister in Klamath Falls – used to live a. o. in Anaheim – had a Bald Eagle on a tree in her garden this week… Have some pic´s, but can´t upload them. Their wheather at the moment is so much colder than yours in Ca., with a lot of snow. So the Eagle was probably looking for food.
Have a very nice ´Sylvester´ eve, greetings from a still much too warm Amsterdam, where the spring-bulbflowers already are decorating the roadsides and parks.
Hi, Geintje, thank you for your New Year wishes :-)
A couple of nights ago the female behaved rather strangely – or ‘unusually’, at least – when she returned several times from probable hunting and left again – four times she flew off, and she has never returned from the fourth sortie.
Happy New Year, Geintje. We are all hoping the female BNOW rematerializes. It would be such a great comedown if she doesn’t return. Hoping for the best 2016 to you.
Don’t scoff – but I dreamt I took the cover off my SR laptop and there were the two owls, leaning forwards, dozing, as usual. Unfortunately, not so in real life :'(
I won’t scoff Scylla. Each time I visit here I’m sure she will have returned. Perhaps she still will? There are enough people hoping for that to become reality, if only it were possible.
Owl sleeping and it’s still breezy out but calmer than it was earlier.
I did find the Bald Eagles, but only got to see them from quite a distance away. The highlight of the day for me though was a new life bird, a Zone-tailed Hawk which almost flew right over me. Funny, because I’ve gone in search of one several times and dipped and didn’t realize what was flying toward me when I got it.
This is probably going to be huge, but…
Huge and worth it, Trish! Really great shot. I had never heard of a Zone-tailed Hawk :o
Awesome pic Trish
Very nice Trish. Glad your outing was a success.
Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! Please be safe tonight, tomorrow, and always. Patti
Good Morning ya’owl….wishing everyone a Safe and Happy New Year’s Eve…Hopefully we will see our female after midnight on New Year’s!!!! “2016”
Sad to see only one owl again. I’m trying not to worry. Good luck Trish on seeing the eagle. I hear the are to nesting pairs at Irvine Lake. I want to get out there also. It is windy this morning in Yorba Linda but a warm 51 compared to the 30s and 40s of the past few days.