After finding the owlets at the base of a eucalyptus tree near Sandy Wool Lake, the horseback rider scooped up the birds and took them to the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley in San Jose.
The wildlife center worked with WildRescue and a local tree company Saturday to place the owlets in a new, safer nest attached to their home tree. Using a laundry basket, they attached limbs to the sides for perching, and lined the inside with dry vegetation. Holes in the bottom would allow for drainage. Laundry baskets make excellent replacement nests for great horned owls. There is documentation of a pair using a laundry basket for nearly a decade!