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Uganda Loves Me
May 24, 2002



We got barn owls! We set up a nest box, and a couple owls moved in. They've laid 7 eggs so far. Years ago, my dad built a nest box because he saw kestrel falcons hanging around the house. They moved in and raised multiple generations. After a few years, barn owls kicked them out and raised a few generations. Later, bees moved in. He removed the nest box. This year, we bought a special made nest box for owls, and one for kestrels. We installed webcams. The owl nest box is in the prime location, with a good view over a hill. The kestrels didn't like the location of their nest box, although they hung around the owl nest box area for a few weeks. I think the eggs will hatch in 1-2 weeks or so. I'll keep the thread posted if there's interest.



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Uganda Loves Me
May 24, 2002



My mom named the owls Walter and Cordeila, after the founders of Knott's Berry Farm. Here are a couple pictures of Walter feeding Cordelia:





From what I've read, the one with the lighter coloring on his face and neck is the male, and the one with browner coloring is female. Although it can be hard to tell them apart. I'm trying to dig up photos from when we only had one owl. I think the male was first, and he laid out food to attract a female. Identification is made especially hard because the owls usually face away from the camera, and are of course most active at night.

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Uganda Loves Me
May 24, 2002



Holy poo poo, the first baby owl is hatching!



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