Sunday, March 4, 2012
"HOOT and HOLLA" ARE BACK!
You can imagine how excited they were when Holla came back this year.
What is so amazing is Holla arrived in the owl box and laid her first egg the exact same day as she did last year, she arrived on February 10th and laid her first egg on February 17th, two years in a row, talk about being on a schedule!
Because of what we know about barn owl behavior, we can be 99% positive it is Holla who returned, even though these wild owls have not been tagged. Barn owls will usually mate for life and once they have claimed an owl nesting box as “their own” other owls will not use it. If, in fact, the female survives, she will keep coming back to the same box year after year.
So not only were we excited about having barn owls again, we were really excited that Holla survived!
Thank all of you who support Hoot and Holla and the babies and their beautiful Garden
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The Water Conservation Garden • 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West • El Cajon California 92019
Open daily, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is by suggested donation.
She is brooding 4 eggs