I was long overdue for a return visit to this nest and had hoped to get pictures of the little ones before they branched out. Well, I clearly waited too long.
This morning I found the trio hanging out way up in a neighboring tree. They clearly weren’t ready to break that sibling bond just yet as they were hunkered down together against some pretty stiff winds. Thankfully, their chosen spot was pretty well-sheltered from the direction the wind was coming from.
Two of the owlets clearly were aware of me. The third, well, it clearly couldn’t have cared less and continued to sleep on its sibling’s back.