A Lot of Yawning

Adorable owlets!

Range Tracking

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Photos of a family of Barred Owls (Strix varia) in a Sebastian, Florida conservation area using a large cavity in a dead palm tree as a nest. The Barred Owl nestlings’ view looks out onto a well-shaded oak and palm hammock making for an idyllic spot to start new life.
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After a long search of the nearby trees we found one of the parent Barred Owls peacefully dozing on a branch from where it could keep watch on the area and the nest.
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Being mainly nocturnal birds, there was a lot of yawning going on during this middle of the day visit.
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The Barred Owl nestlings are captivated watching an insect meander around their home.
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Their heads would turn in unison as they followed the insect’s path.
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Eventually, after much more yawning, the two nestlings settled down to sleep.

Thank you to Don & Karen Schuster for taking…

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