Mrs. Owl arrived at 3:29am, March 22, with food (probably a gecko... see photo). After eating it, she began rearranging nesting material. Mr. Owl came with a feeding at about 4:00, and about 8 minutes later, she left. She returned at 6:20 and did some nesting and some grooming. She left for a morning outing at 6:46, before finally returning for the day at 7:24 She will likely lay her first egg today or tomorrow. We'll keep a close eye for a shiny round egg under her.
And she isn't alone in the box (see spider). That spider isn't as big as it looks, because it is right up against the camera.
Welcome to the 2011 season.