The other day Dominic was doing some tractor work, moving some things from around our house down the hill to the ranch. After about an hour I hear the tractor pull up to the front of our house, Dominic had come up to ask me for my help. Help with putting one of the baby Barn Owls back up in it's nest.
Remember the baby Barn Owl story from a few weeks ago?
Well, apparently one of them had stowed away on the tractor and had been going along for a ride all throughout Dominic's morning work. What an adventure for the little guy!
The only problem with trying to get the little guy (he's not so little anymore) back up into his nest is that it might freak out the other baby owls. Because now there are four babies. I believe there are two sets of chicks sharing the nest now, or maybe I didn't see the other two chicks a few weeks ago....not sure.
Sure enough, as soon as we walked up, another baby came down. They are just learning how to fly, so they can get down but not back up.
This must be the defense stance they take when they feel threatened because he didn't like me coming too close.
Here's the two of them huddled together in a corner.
Dominic leaned a plank board from the ground to their nest for them to walk up......apparently this has worked in past years.
The other two new babies were watching from above.
On the yellow area.