Sunday, July 17, 2011
We baited this set for small carnivores of the four-legged warm-blooded variety, and that's what we got.
But in addition a pair of young fluffies showed up and used the rocks as a perch.
They seem to be finishing their molt.
As Hans Peeters remarked in Field Guide to the Owls of California and the West, juvenile western screech owls have a loose-feathered look until they molt into their adult plumage.
It's that young fluffy look that makes immature owls so appealing.