Subject: [Tweeters] Barred owlet not quite independent
Date: Jul 4 11:39:05 2009
From: Trileigh Tucker - tri at

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?

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additional new owlet photos in "Owlet grows up" set)

Happy 4th of July to all,

Trileigh Tucker
West Seattle