Hi, Greetings from Europe-Czech Republic.
Advisory watch owls as nice little family grow.
It seems that everything is alright, I wish they are at all healthy.
Only there are some unpleasant ants, but probably it has to be by nature.
Have a good, Monica.
It is nice to hear from you again. So glad you are still able to watch!
The ants eat insects and the bits of decomposing flesh that are left by the owls. One viewer has pointed out that we have not seen the vast numbers of ants we see now because the previous owlets have been hatched a couple of months earlier than this year’s, when it is much cooler and the ants aren’t as active.
It’s going to be so much fun watching the owlets grow.
Have a good day
Some s’caps from during the night….
2:06am food delivery
3:37am Mr Handsome departing after food delivery
Two more… #1, #2 & #3 #4 is in front of #1 and #2
Great pictures thank you Sam.
Those are such great pictures, Sam!! They are so sharp!
I LOVE his face, could stare at him all day – that little heart-shaped rim of feathers around the white looks like braided fabric. Gorgeous little owl man.
she left again, only for a few minutes
Another food delivery approx. 3:40am.
Great thing about being in Australia, we can see all the nocturnal habits and feeding. She was getting hungry and went out and got a small mouse?, he came back not long after with a large rat (I think), she is busy now feeding, unfortunately mostly with her back to the cam
lol, I could do without the 15 minute timer overnight…. sigh! I didn’t notice that she brought something back.
Hendo, did you see her arrive back with the mouse in her beak? I haven’t seen that happen too much… Could be that her mate handed it off to her while she was out or could be she caught it. No way to tell usually. But with a one day old chick, usually she wouldn’t be leaving for too long.
She definately had the mouse in her beak, only gone a few minutes and shared with the chicks (he oldest one tried to eat it by itself), he came in a few minutes later with a rat
Large food delivery, 2:06am
Glad to see that!
She cant stop scratching, poor thing
christine, a lot of her scratching is preening -she preens her face using a couple of her talons which are specially equipped for preening, as she can’t reach her face with her beak ;)
Do I see an eye beginning to open on the biggest baby?
I hope the male brings more food soon. It seems as if that last owlet who was stuck at the back didn’t get much.
it sure is fun watching them eat~ :)
MrSpots brought prey but Mrs was very wary indeed of his approach:
He didn’t venture right into the cavity, I wonder if she came forward for a reassuring nuzzle:
VIDEO of the event:
Goodnight folks ;-)
Mrs. Spots has 3 little heads sticking out to be fed.
Its funny to watch her feathers move in different places….. Mrs. Spots just stood and I got a great view of the owlets. They are soo small, but you can sure tell who’s older. Its amazing how fast they grow! …. and as I was typing, Mr. Spots returned, looks like he brought food and is now at cavity entrance….. or not.
Little video of the owlets while Mrs was outside:
1m26s VIDEO = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpzmlAR1Ui0
What is the white thing on the right hand side on the ground?
I expect you are referring to the eggshell – but there was a skeleton head there recently.
Oh Boy! Poppa brought food!
MrSpots turns up with a prey-gift and mates.
He examines the eggshell too :-
39s VIDEO = http://i.imgur.com/H2boJh2.jpg
C’mon owl daddy, time for dinner – mom and babies are hungry after all that hubbub.
Happy she is back and all are safe. Definitely in a defensive mode.
WOW! That was a range of sounds that I have never heard her make before. Wonder who the stranger on the branch was/is? She definitely was in her “I’ll defend my babies” mode.