This is so cool.
We've noticed a pair of barred owls hanging around a lot, but as wooded as we are, it wasn't out of the ordinary.
We get all kinds of critters passin' thru. Foxes, coyotes, possums, armidillos, deer, hogs, all kinds of birds and hawks, stray local cows and one alligator so far.
But when I saw one of the owls flying into a hollow in one of our oak trees with food, I knew we had a family.
So I watched em for a couple of days...
And sure enough, today the little ones were looking out. Saw two of em in there, all fuzzy. Probably close to 10" tall already.
Had to use the zoom to keep from getting too close, out of respect for respect for my fuzzy little neighbors.
This is momma or daddy, not sure which one, they both look very similar.
Been here over 25 years and every day brings a new surprise. Our little piece of paradise.