Today's homework break is brought to you by the Barred Owl.
While working on my homework, I could tell the birds were in a frenzy about something, and more importantly, there was a new sound in the group. Bless the internet because I now know it is a Barred Owl fledgling call.
So turns out I have at least one owl baby. I was suspecting this most likely feral cat I have caught sight of twice now for taking out my baby bunnies and leaving their parts all over the yard, but I think it is a growing owl doing the damage.
Imagine my surprise while trying to hunt down a good photo angle on the fledgling when I looked up and saw this:
She was pretty much in a tree right above me. I was initially thinking nest mate, but now I am thinking parent. She was too willing to be right next to me and watching me.
I REALLY want this video to imbed. If not, please follow the YouTube link for "What goes on when you are not there!"
It is images edited from a remote wildlife camera in Kananaskis Country (Alberta). It will just make you happy for the day.
And if that didn't cheer you up, I bet this story will: Cranky Houston cat becomes Internet sensation in wedding photo. Any of us that are slave to our cat's eating schedule can fully relate.