owlets will spend the summer in their parents territory before striking
off on their own this fall. They should master basic flying skills in the
first two weeks, but learning to hunt will take the rest of the summer.
This time with their parents will also teach them the social rules needed
to get along with other barred owls, and the survival skills needed to
avoid their enemies. They will be moving about in a territory that is
about one square mile in size, so that sightings should be infrequent, but
will be reported on this page when they do occur.
This picture of Emmett was taken on June 6th as he branched in a tree near the nest box.
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