She sits, she waits…

Do you remember the last time you felt tied down, unable to leave home for a vacation? Maybe you just purchased a puppy and needed to stay at home and care for it. That’s nothing.

Consider the female Barred Owl at this time of year. She has laid her eggs and now she sits and waits. For 30 days she sits and waits.

He hunts, not only for himself, but also for her because she sits and waits.

Does she sense the life that grows inside the eggs she’s sitting on? We know she has good ears, but does she hear the first signs of life within the eggs? Can she communicate with her chicks before they’ve hatched like wild turkeys do?

For now, she sits, she waits….and so do we. I expect these eggs will hatch around March 22. About 4 weeks later, we may see one or two owlets emerge from the protective cavity where they were born and emerge into a brand, new world.

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About birdingatbond

I love birding! And I live near Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary, NC.
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