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May 25, 2016

Great Blue Heron

A Great Blue Heron spent some time on the dead tree in the middle of Sapsucker Woods Pond this morning, preening and breaking branches. With all its toes intact, the heron was *not* the same individual as the male parent on the 2012-2013 Heron Cam who is known to be missing a hallux on one of his feet. Thanks to cam op Barry R. for the great camera work! 

May 25, 2016

Green Sprig Delivery

Big Red brings a sprig of greenery to the nest. The fresh green leaves possibly help provide a clean surface and might have antiseptic properties that mitigate bacteria in the nest. A natural way to spring clean! 

May 24, 2016

Spring Cleaning

Dottie – the female Barn Owl – did some spring cleaning in the nest box today. In this clip we see her kicking up the pellets (indigestible materials cast up by the owls) that line the nest box, flinging debris to the sides and eating any feces she finds. The owlets will soon learn to clean the nest themselves and will start kicking the material around and shredding up the pellets. They will defecate away from the area where they usually rest. Watch for a raising of the tail and a wiggle!