Here is Max, the first owlet to hatch. He is waiting for the nightly drop of food as Molly and Mcgge hunt at night. He looks so grown up here and he is about 2 weeks away from fledging. You can see under the perch, stuck in between the slats, a pellet. Pellets are what owls "urk" up and it contains the undigested parts of their food such as bones and fur. Children dissect these pellets in classrooms and you can find the whole skeleton of the animal that was eaten.
A shout out goes to Carlos Royal who took these pictures and this owl box is on his property! I have been glued to my computer ever since I found Molly and Im am completely enamoured with these owls!! I hope you are enjoying them too!