Subject: [Tweeters] Barred owlet not quite independent Date: Jul 4 11:39:05 2009 From: Trileigh Tucker - tri at seattleu.edu
Although the young Barred Owl in West Seattle isn't quite ready to declare his own independence day, his plumage has matured notably; the fluffy baby feathers remain mostly around his neck and head. He was quite squally as I was taking pictures, enough so that I began to worry whether he might be really too hungry. His parent was nearby being harassed by crows. They were both yawning quite a bit -- maybe from staying up hunting?
( www.flickr.com/photos/trileigh/3687932568/in/set-72157619070552622/ -- additional new owlet photos in "Owlet grows up" set)