I was back out to the Circle Bar B Reserve on Friday to check on the Barred Owl nest along Alligator Alley. As I approached the spot another photographer informed us the owlet had jumped from the nest earlier that morning and not seen since. From our viewing point you cannot see the ground below the nest. So here are a few pictures taken over the last several weeks.
This is mom standing on the rim of the nest. The nest is actually in a cavity below where mom is standing.
This is dad who was always nearby keeping watch. Several times mom and dad would call back and forth to each other as if to ask "is everything ok?'.
The next two are of the owlet peeking out from the nest.