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Athena The Screech Owl – Houston, Texas

You are watching a live broadcast of a female eastern screech owl named Athena. She usually begins nesting from late February-March, with owlets fledging in April. For more information about the nest check out the facebook page.

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sherlock3Jim EricksonShirleyEpolo7422Joy Davis Recent
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moms making me dizzy with the rocking……I wonder if shes waiting for dad to com home…hope he does soon…….

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Monday @ 12:52 pm
Adorable doubleheart

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what happens to the eggs that diden’t hatch?

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Joy — last season the non viable egg stayed on the nest and Mark the broadcaster cleaned it up when he cleaned out the nest box after the season was over. As for this season well, they could crack and be absorbed into the nesting materials, A2 could eat them or Mark will have 3 eggs to clean up after this season

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thanks.good to know……….

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4/8 Athena & her sweet owlets sparkleheart

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Two little ones. One is hiding

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A rare daytime family portrait — MrA2 is in the doorway and A2 and the owlets inside — he was either chased or came to protect the nest box this morning 4-7-2019

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4-7-2019 highlight to show his arrival — Not exactly sure what was going on outside the nest box but MrA2 came quickly to the nest box and put on his defensive posture. https://youtu.be/9ER5zxCvTkI

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4-7-2019 10:50am — MrA2 in the doorway A2 inside enjoying some zzzz’s

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4-7-2019 12:25pm — MrA2 had been in the doorway since 7:22am. He had been resting when a thunderstorm started heading towards the nest box. It had some gusty winds that really made the nest box sway. He stayed through that vocalizing with A2 and when the winds died down some he left. Then some big thunder and lightening was heard and seen on camera–quite the storm https://youtu.be/PF6_YUTQcXU

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Wow! The box was really rocking during the storm. Dad was a real trooper for staying with Mom & babies doubleheart Polo, many thanks for sharing the happenings with the O family & the links!!!

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Awww; little fuzzballs!!!! doubleheart cheese

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He’s on guard duty!

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Dad & the babies…..love it doubleheart
Great capture Lee ? cheese

Wish the lower left cam was down a little more.

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Thanx ShirleyE!

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this is actually A2 (Mom) in the doorway not MrA2 (Dad)

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ok bigsmile

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polo how do you know that for sure?

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Eyes open!