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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.
|Hazel hatched on May 8th.
|Alex and Athena laid a four egg clutch. The eggs were laid on April 7th, 9th, 12th, and 14th.
|Alex and Athena laid a four egg clutch. Three owlets hatched and later fledged in June.
|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.
|We added another (yet another) camera so that we could watch Alex and Athena perch on the backyard fence.
|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.
|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