Posted by: atowhee | April 17, 2021


Here’s a report from my friend and ace birder, Karl Schneck who lives a couple miles outside of Ashland, and comes equipped with a hospitable barn: “Good info reading your blog about the Barn Owls. I’m pretty sure mine are going to nest again this year in the box in the shop. I opened the box about a week ago and there was an adult inside that didn’t fly out with me only a foot away… so I’m guessing she is sitting on an egg or more. Last year there were 6 owlets and they were banded by a wildlife biologist. Whenever I opened the box to check on them I would get a lot of hissing. I attached a few of the photos taken of me holding owlets before their banding… the last one born seemed like a ‘runt’ and I was worried he wouldn’t make it, but he did. I let him ‘bite’ my finger but I kept my distance from those talons!”


  1. Good one! I especially like my description of being an “ace birder” 😝

    Karl Schneck Ashland, Oregon “As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but nature’s sources never fail.” John Muir  ( ‘< / )  ) // " "

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