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  1. Woodyg3

    Woody's 2024 Photon Collection Project

    Always calling with a sound like a Red-winged Blackbird on steroids...
  2. Woodyg3

    Woody's 2024 Photon Collection Project

    Yellow-headed Blackbird
  3. Woodyg3

    Woody's 2024 Photon Collection Project

    All three branching on the nest tree yesterday afternoon.
  4. Woodyg3

    Woody's 2024 Photon Collection Project

    Genetics: The first pic is of two owlets with their different coloration. The second is their parents. Mom, on top, has a lot of redish brown that especially shows up when she's wet. In contrast, Dad is very lightly colored. I thought it was pretty interesting the way the owlets are taking on...
  5. Woodyg3

    Woody's 2024 Photon Collection Project

    From a couple weeks ago, Dad had just made a pre-dawn grocery drop at the nest for the kids as Mom looks on in the background.
  6. Woodyg3

    Woody's 2024 Photon Collection Project

    Rain and snow again today...
  7. Woodyg3

    Woody's 2024 Photon Collection Project

    Mom and Junior got wet at this nest, as well. :)
  8. Woodyg3

    Woody's 2024 Photon Collection Project

    Wet Dad owl this morning. Misty rain and a trace of snow.
  9. Woodyg3

    Woody's 2024 Photon Collection Project

    They stay in the general area of the nest for a few days, at least. Mom and Dad feed them and watch over them for a while longer. I don't really know how many days/weeks before they leave the area and head out completely on their own. Once they fledge it's very hard to locate them.
  10. Woodyg3

    Woody's 2024 Photon Collection Project

    It was cloudy and the sun was just about to peek over the horizon when I I watched this young owl get up the courage to jump from the nest to a large limb of the nest tree, then start climbing up with those powerful talons. For anyone who isn't familiar with owl terminology, this is called...
  11. Woodyg3

    Woody's 2024 Photon Collection Project

    All three showed their faces at once for the first time
  12. Woodyg3

    Woody's 2024 Photon Collection Project

    Red-winged Blackbird harassing a Red-tailed Hawk who is looking over his shoulder.
  13. Woodyg3

    Woody's 2024 Photon Collection Project

    At another nest, Mom is patrolling the nest area
  14. Woodyg3

    Woody's 2024 Photon Collection Project

    Mom preening while Junior is trying to eat
  15. Woodyg3

    Woody's 2024 Photon Collection Project

    Breakfast for Junior
  16. Woodyg3

    Woody's 2024 Photon Collection Project

    And today, three brave enough to sit on the edge of the nest.
  17. Woodyg3

    Woody's 2024 Photon Collection Project

    The two oldest are brave enough to stand on the edge of the nest. It won't be long, now...
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