Jeff Jaeckels sent us this expressive photo with us of the Great Horned owlet and parent. Thanks you you for sharing.
Faye Lorenzsson, who built the wire nest, writes: "It's hard to believe the owls finally chose the artificial wire nest over their usual natural hollow after snubbing it for 5 seasons. Perhaps their normal hollow is deteriorating, but I would have expected them to select that lovely nest box [attached to one of the oaks] over a tree fork" with a wire nest, but "there is really no accounting for taste =)" (see details in the previous blog)
Gisela Kutzbach and contributors