He stayed on the porch perch till 8:34 then reentered the box. Mel stepped out again 10:59 but this time flew off. Several screeches heard in the area followed by a flyby 11:40.
A porch landing observed 11:50 & stayed 1 minute then took off.
More screeches heard.
Again another porch landing & at the same time a flyby 1:27am.
Mel returned stepping into the box 1:30, exited 2:41, went back in 3:00, backed up to squirt in the box 3:17 then dozed off.
He has decided to stay the day making this 2 in a row.”
A lesson on the face-
Just who are these owl face pictures?
Know doubt many of you will say about the one on the Right, that is our Mel, just look how sweet that face is. He is relaxed and at home inside the box.
But the one on the left, who is that owl?
It appears young and seems like it is not familiar with the box at all!
The braiding around the face is much different and look at those eyes, they are not Mel's eyes and the beak (bill) is much longer..
Ugh ! Who is this Owl??
Well truth is they are both pictures of Mel taken within 20 minutes of each other. Many things can change the look of the owl face by the many faces of expression the owl makes and can totally distort the face from which many of us are use to seeing.
The expression of hearing something is just one of those things, being excited is another when another owl is around perhaps outside.
Lets all try to remember this when it comes to trying to ID a owl after its been months since we've seen our pair as a relaxed loving couple inside the kastle together.