The Barred Owls Are Back In The Box!

 

Breeding season begins in the forests of rural Indiana.

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March 18, 2019

Is There An Egg On The Way For The Red-tailed Hawks?

Do the Red-tailed Hawks have an egg in their near future? It would certainly make sense given the date. Over the years, Big Red has laid her first egg between March 13 and 28! She spent much of the afternoon near the nest bowl looking as if she might lay soon while snow softly fell down around her. 

March 15, 2019

Starling Sings Metallic, Chattering Song In Savannah

European Starlings can warble, whistle, chatter, make smooth liquid sounds, harsh trills and rattles, and imitate all kinds of birds, including Eastern Wood-Pewee, Killdeer, meadowlarks, Northern Bobwhite, Brown-headed Cowbird, Northern Flicker, and others. 

March 14, 2019

Female Ospreys Announces Fish Delivery With Solicitation Calls

This food-begging solicitation call is a common sound near any Osprey breeding colony. The presence of a male near the nest significantly elicits this call from the female, especially when he has his talons full of fish.