Syd arrived to the box at 8:42pm with another owl behind, when they both flew in and both circled first - like a kid following momma during hunting lessons. Syd went into the box and seemed to be agitated by this other owl. We could hear her stomping on the floor of the owlbox and pacing. Then the other owl landed on the roof of the box and Syd chased it off only to have it return right away. Defending her box, a tussle ensued on the porch. Screeching and screaming with wings flapping they went down to the ground.
Was this one of the kids and Syd outright refuses to let them come anywhere near the box? Or could it have been a Intruder owl trying to woo our Sydney? The mystery continues...
These are things to ponder, and is all speculation . There is so much to learn about Barn Owls in Nature.
Sydney flew off at 10:26pm and returned for another short visit from 12:40 - 12:50 am