|May 6. Although not visible, I did see a fourth head lift up while I was watching that night. So there were four babies. This was the day after a 5th owl had appeared under the nest on the loft floor, dead.|
Alas, life got busy and I did not take my camera up again after they started getting feathers. The only photo I have of a feathered owlet is the one taken at night on June 6 from outside looking up at the owlet standing in the loft window. I watched that owl for fifteen minutes before a parent appeared with food.
And so another season of Barn Owl nesting has passed. I wonder if they'll nest again this summer, after the youngsters are off feeding themselves. I'll be watching for eggs to appear in the loft nest.