Dad is really on it tonight! What a guy…….and oh so handsome. ♥
Thanks for the close up:)
Pete gave us a close up of a feeding.
How did the egg get clean? Anyone know?
I just read comments and noticed mom had a break a couple hours ago. She must have had a bath and cleaned while brooding.
Notice how all the kids are smiling? Think mom sent the egg through the car wash…JK…;)
Pete ~ Thanks for zooming in on her feeding the chicks. Hard to get a clear capture. I need to learn how to video.
So cute Pantha. You happened to get all 4 in your capture. Mine is on the next page. I could only get 3 of them.
Thank you Pete!
Yes, great views – thanks Pete!
Is that the last egg in the front of the cavity????
Kind of looks like it but at the moment she’s ripping the heat off of the prey and the egg is clearly visible in the nest with the kids.
Old eggshell from a previous hatch. She relocated it when she stood up recently. Intact egg still under mom.
The male left his delivery out in front and planted a feather next to it. GPS for owls?? lol
Maybe dad thought that the oldest would try to eat it all……the oldest tried to down a small mouse last night by ‘him’self. Won’t be long before they will all be doing that. Enjoying “chickhood” while it lasts.
Mrs wasn’t interested, Mr dropped it, fiddled with it, picked it up and placed it near the entrance:
Didn’t refresh to see your captures. Really slow tonight.
I thought for a minute he was going to eat it himself……or at least ‘unzip’ it for convenience. :)
Mom just left for a well deserved break. Baby number 1 has grown so much! Too cute.
I like the way the oldest chick likes to stand up when mom gets up.
Mom gets up to retreive the mouse that dad left in the doorway..oops and she is off.
Dad just brought dinner!
It must be getting on toward warm weather. Tonight, for the first time, I am hearing crickets instead of tree frogs.
But did you see that romantic exchange between them. She was kinda rubbing her head on him and gave him something from her beak. She was really glad to see him. Followed him out to the exit. I’ve never seen this behavior before between them. It was darling. And when he left it’s like she went after him. I hope someone got this on a clip.
7:48 pm- Mr Spots arrives for a visit.
He stays for about 3 minutes, leaves and she departed immediately after him.
Mr. Spots took off and maybe 30 seconds later Mrs. Spots took off…..
Mrs. Spots is back
Honey, I’m home!
Ok, I’m having trouble seeing on the close up camera again like the other night. It’s very grainy and blurry. It’s no longer dusk here in the O.C. so it must be that the camera is not focused in for night yet.
It gets grainy at night if I don’t switch back to B/W when it gets dark at the end of the day. Just did, but pls know I’m peddling as fast as I can, everyday, to keep these cams up and viewable in the best possible way. But I, and others, are doing a lot of other stuff here at Starr Ranch for conservation. So sometimes I’ll be late with the B/W- color change or maybe something else. Sorry. But this cam literally takes 24/7 attention to make happen and keep up so all of you have the best view possible. Take home message: I get it, am doing the best I can, and among other things I do not forget needing to adjust the cam so it’s not blurry (or for anything else). But if I don’t get to this right away, trust me, I will. In the meantime, patience please – everybody. Pete