There are two owl chicks in this cavity, but only one chick is visible. That chick is on top of the other. As I was observing the owls this morning, the visible owl chick rose up higher in the cavity and then descended back down again. This happened over and over as the bottom owl chick pushed up against the top owl chick. I had to chuckle to myself as I watched this totem pole of owl chicks going up and down and up and down. It can’t be too much longer before these owls branch.
Both mom and dad were active this morning, each arriving on nearby perches with prey which they ate themselves. The chicks, I’m guessing, were fed last night.