Some shots of the parent high up in the tree.
Mom was sitting low in the nest.
In late February I stopped by a park nearby to see if any baby owls were born. I could see the mom in the nest and I had heard there was at least one baby but I couldn’t see anything. Finally, right before leaving, the baby popped it’s head up for a few minutes. Maybe a week old at this point.
I stopped by the nest for a quick peak a few days later and the baby was sitting up higher in the nest and looked much older at this point. For the last several years this couple has had 2 babies. Not sure why this is an only child this year.
Nearby this squirrel was hiding in a hole in a tree. I wonder if he’s building a nest in there.