Saturday, March 27, 2010
Mrs. Owl is continuing her incubation with relatively few feedings from Mr. Owl. Last night, she was only fed 3 times after midnight (3:50, 6:02, and 6:30). However, she did leave for 15 minutes in the middle of the night (4:19), so she may have gone out to share a larger meal, such as a bird or rodent. She took her morning outing from 6:55 to 7:09 am.
She spent a typical day in the box, preening, turning around, and dozing. I noticed that she seems to doze in 1 / 2 hour doses, then moves around for a while or preens, and then dozes again.
Saturday evening, she left for half an hour, from 8:01 to 8:32. It looked like she had 3 eggs, but they are pretty close to the bottom of the view, so we can't be sure whether or not she laid a 4th today. She had been laying one every 2 days up through March 25th, so if a 4th were to be laid, today would have been the expected date. But we have seen variation and delays in the past, so nothing is certain.
This evening (Saturday), so far, she has been fed 5 times, in two batches between 8:38 and 9:02, and then 11:02 – 11:03. They mostly were too small to identify, though one looked a bit bigger, perhaps grasshopper-sized.