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, October 12, 2014
The owls are always around and the juveniles are still here as we hear their hooting and it is incomplete as in "who cooks for..."
We still hear the territory fights and I am not sure if I can ever leave this house without taking the owls with me...
Late December through February starts the mating season where the male feeds the female and gets rewarded for his efforts. It is the male that does the house hunting and then the Mrs. has to approve. Since our owls have not used the box in 2 years, we are considering moving it to the back yard to see if that will entice them. If we do that, then I will start feeding them mice again to further convince them that this box is the place to be.