They’re hatched! At least I think so.
I believe the photo on the right, taken today (13 Mar 2019), is my first glimpse of an owlet. For comparison, the photo on the left, taken two days ago, is clearly an adult.
The eggs could/should be hatched, because the Cornell Lab of Ornithology gives the incubation period as 30 to 37 days, and I first saw them on the nest 36 days ago.
Gosh! I have to say that this is a lot more fun than following the updates on the SNC-Lavalin mess.
I can affirm that your photos bring more delight. Peering through the branches of its nest for an owl baby helps to offset the sobering issues of the SNC-Lavalin mess, which makes your perambulations with a camera at least as important.
Laurna – Yeah, I figure SNC-Lavalin et al will work through whatever-this-is without my help. I guess the owlets will too, but *they* give me a lot of pleasure.
These photos remind me of that guy whose name I can’t remember (Arnie someone, maybe) who peered through the bushes on that show I can’t remember either, though I know it was hosted by Rowan and Martin. Oh, yes, :laugh In. It seems to me that “peering through the shrubbery” is about as close as most of us get to discerning the truth any more.
Jim – Artie Johnson, doing that iconic bit here. As for discerning truth, maybe Keats was onto something: “Beauty is truth; truth, beauty. That is all ye know on Earth and all ye need to know.”