Saturday, May 1, 2010

Max The Owlet Looks Outside

Oh! There is Mcgee delivering the first meal of the night! Both the female and the male hunt and provide for the little ones and only at night. The record so far for meals delivered is 15 rodents/rabbits for four hungry owlets!

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!


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We love the owls too!

Thanks fur trading owls fur PFs!


Sierra Rose said...

Wow!! That is quite something! SO glad to see this post.

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Thor said...

So cool watching Molly, Mcgee and their babies in the owl box! Thanks for sharing.
Thor xx

Sam said...

I love the bird boxes with cameras! I'm addicted to barn cams - I love to watch the horses, dogs, people and cats!