March 15, 2011
Yes, Caleigh and Calvin, the American Kestrels, have definitely moved on for a better nesting place. We have not seen either one now for several days, not even in the surrounding trees or on the power lines above the open field nearby where we would see them hunt. We wish them the best.
On the other hand the majestic Red-shouldered hawk, Roark, continues to visit almost daily not only keeping an eye on things but getting his fill of grubs. He is out there right now as I write this blog surveying his domain.
The owlets are growing daily and Molly is starting to spend a lot of time outside of the box at night. This morning for example she returned just before daylight after being out most of the night. She did not return with food so we are not sure if she has joined McGee in hunting for food, which she did in the first two clutches. So far all six of the owlets continue to appear healthy. Remember, there are two that are much much smaller than the other four owlets.
We continue to make preparation for our RV travels. The new Jeep towing package has been installed and tested. We will be doing a final walk through our newer motor home with the dealer this Thursday, we traded in our older motor home in for a newer one but not a new one. We are also waiting for better weather in the North West and Canada.
It was just about this time last year that Austin decided to make the Owl Box his Spring break school project with the final result being Molly’s Story, a documentary DVD. http://austin4media.com/
To order your copy of Molly & McGee, The Second Clutch go to Mollytheowlboooks.com . Eric sent me an email that the book is in the final editing and review before being shipped off for printing.
Enjoy your day,
Carlos, Donna and Austin