From A Place Called Hope

Hatchling

Nestling

Brancher

The second pic is a baby nestling from Canterbury. Finder was told by “experts” to put baby back where it was found. Good thing they didn’t listen! This Barred Owlet is too young to be out of cavity nest. Branching babies look older, are bigger, aren’t as downy but not all feathers are done unfurling. Branchers are building muscle and abilities that will help them to learn how to fly. This baby is not at that stage yet so he/she will be returned to his parents as soon as our team can manage this project. There are still five other healthy babies awaiting their turn to go home. Our team has managed to put back 26 babies this season. When it’s time for Canterbury, We will search for the original cavity to check for others and install a man made nest box for safety nearby. All nestlings will be snuggled together and the parents will coax them out to build muscle as feathers and age determines its time! And not a day before. special thanks to the finders who rescued this adorable baby and to our wonderful transporter Danielle who drove an hour plus each direction.

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    322 days ago

    Third pic:

    "It’s not moving, should it be moving? "

    Or, “ok so who’s going to put that in my mouth?”

    Or, “what are these for?”

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      22 days ago

      Owl1 is looking to make the move for that plump black mouse before Owl 3 notices it’s there.

      Owl 2 is waiting for the drama once Owl 3 does notice.

      Edit: seems leading with a pound sign makes text really big!

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    222 days ago

    Owls seem to go between “I know all. I see all” to “Where am I” a lot :D

    • anon6789OP
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      222 days ago

      Paying too much attention to everyone else’s business and not their own… 😁