Ned and Nellie are a pair of barred owls that have lived in the Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte, NC. since 2009. I chronicle their escapades to raise awareness of these beautiful raptors.
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Nellie checks out the box 3 times!
Nellie has checked out the nesting box 3 times now so we think the time is getting near for her to start sitting on eggs. We think it is Nellie rather then Ned coming into the box because this owl seems bigger, does not have an antenna transmitter, and perches and jumps in the box differently. We are going to feed Nellie a mouse tonight just to further encourage her to choose the nesting site that Ned has recommended. What's the big deal? The really fun part comes when the babies come out of the box (probably in April) and we get to watch them learn to fly and hunt for food. See above. Plus, when they are in the box, we get to see them grow and feed and play. I will be posting videos soon and Ned and Nellie checking out their (hopefully) new home.