We have been collecting data on the owl nest the past couple of weeks. The owl seemed to have two chicks three weeks ago, but now there is only one chick. This chick seems to be growing rapidly and looks really healthy.
One thing we have noticed is that when the female gets spooked from the workers, she has to fly a lot further to find coverage than she used to. During previous years, she could find a nice hiding spot about 30yds from the nest so that she could keep an eye on her chicks. She now has to travel about 150 yds from the nest to find a good hiding spot. We are not quite sure what this could mean for the chick’s ultimate survival.