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Alex and Athena – A Brief History
Western screech owls have been a part of our life for a number of years, but we didn’t initially know it. “Our” owls, like most owls, kept mostly unto themselves. It wasn’t until early Spring 2020 that we met our owls face-to-face and got a chance to know them.
|May 2023||Hazel hatched on May 8th.|
|April 2023||Alex and Athena laid a four egg clutch. The eggs were laid on April 7th, 9th, 12th, and 14th.|
|2022||Alex and Athena laid a four egg clutch. Three owlets hatched and later fledged in June.|
|2021||Alex and Athena have a three egg clutch. The eggs were laid on the 10th, 15th, and 17th of April. The owlets hatched in May and fledged in June.|
|March 2021||We added another (yet another) camera so that we could watch Alex and Athena perch on the backyard fence.|
|February 2021||Smart home upgrade. In anticipation of the owls return we build a new “smart” nest for them. There’s a camera mounted above the owl box roof as well as a camera in the attic aimed at the next below.|
|Alex and Athena ‐ History is made, we’ve named our owls.|
|2020||Owls! We discover a western screech owl family. |
We relocate the nest to a safer place and set up a camera to watch them.
|the early days||Heard, but not seen … the owls keep to themselves|