my first encounter with owls here was 2014. Since then have had many up close encounters. Have been watching a barred owl pair online for years now that nest in a box in Indiana. So am hoping that this pair here will do the same They do seem at ease with us as I am out and about in the yard often and see 1 of them sitting in the oak tree or in the maple tree in the front yard , where they are watching the birds at the feeders . Thank you for all your info and HAPPY NEW YEARBeautiful bird with a terribly short life. I hope it nests for you!
Isn’t the Xmas bird count wrapping up? Might get some preliminary burrowing owl counts.I am fearful as to what impact Hurricane Ian had on them with 7-9 feet of storm surge. They typically start nesting in late January and early February with young owlets appearing in early April. My goodness, I hope that many escaped.