Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Delilah Comes to Visit
Now that the owlets are out and on their own, I'm leaving the door to the flight pen open for a while. This is so I can still put out food on their regular feeding tray and they can come and mooch if needed. So far no takers, although Patrick was back in the neighborhood for a bit this morning.
So with the door open, I'm hoping that the wild owls will make an appearance. Tonight we had a heck of a hootenanny going on with Rhett and Delilah in the yard, Alice hooting in her outdoor patio, and Rusty and Iris going nuts trying to defend their little territory.
I knew it was going to go on forever, so I left since it was time to make supper. As I was making supper I kept peeking at the cams, saying "One of these owls simply has to go into the flight pen!"
So when I got back on to my computer after supper, I saw that critterwatcher had sent me a photo of an owl standing in the open door! Whoa!!!! So who was it? I can only tell by voice, not by seeing them, so I immediately pulled up the video. Thankfully the owl in question hooted repeatedly: it was Delilah!
After I went to bed at least two owls came INTO the flight pen. I haven't had a chance to review and figure out who it was, but they didn't eat the gopher on the food tray.
Today's the big day for Rusty's surgery!!