an unusually quiet winter with only a few visits by the owls. It is,
however, apparent that both Ward and June remain in the territory and
quite possible that they will nest this year. Ward is shown here on one of
the rare occasions when he entered the nest to take refuge from pursuing
crows. I attribute the lack of activity in this part of their territory to
the heavy snow cover which has lingered for more than sixty days. They prefer
the parts of their territory that are dominated by evergreens when there
is snow on the ground. Ward also made a nest inspection visit on Feb 14th, and
I've heard June calling in the distance a couple of times. If they are to
nest, activity should pick up significantly by mid-March.
OwlCam will again follow their adventures this year.
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