Every once in a while you witness something that is worth immediately sharing with others regardless of the (plan) to include the event as part of a larger experience you would write about later.
I spent an extravagant amount of time today monitoring one of three owl nests that I began watching earlier this year in an attempt to ward off the winter birding doldrums and other life challenges.
The ever-watchful mother of this particular nest turned out to be the most interesting subject matter of the moment as she shared part of her daily routine with me.
GREAT HORNED OWL - female monitoring her nestlings, soon to be fledglings:
I hope to provide a step-by-step account of the kids maturation - they are, of course, extremely cute.