Here’s a close-up on the owlets in our owl box from this morning. They’re getting so big and you can see that their feathers are starting to come in. They’re about 2 1/2 weeks old now, so we only have 1 1/2 to two weeks until they’ll be ready to think about leaving the box.
Owls in the birdbath are so funny. You know they love it, but they still have to maintain their crazy high levels of paranoia ? ? pic.twitter.com/sa2H34Y7Fh
— Austin Kleon (@austinkleon) April 26, 2023
Their mama leaves them to themselves in the box these days, so we rarely see the parents until nighttime when they do their doordashing. (Apart from last week’s sighting of Mr. Coconut, I haven’t been able to spot them in the yard during the day. They have a good hiding spot!)
One of my favorite thing these days is drawing them in my diary — these drawings are often accompanied with notes on my own two owlets, my two boys. Their progress is much slower and more cyclical and harder to track. But even so, they, too, are growing much faster than I would like them to.