This week I was able to confirm that the remaining young owl (I call it Frankie now- could be either gender) is alive and well. The week before, I saw Frankie and it had one eye closed. My heart sank- first, it's sibling injured and unable to fly, so off to the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary- then number 2 also injured. But, I saw it again this Thursday, and both eyes are open. Yay!
Friday, I was able to get just a couple of photographs, Frankie was being mobbed by almost every bird in the neighborhood- the third photograph shows it all ruffled up after getting a hit on the head from a Mockingbird. The birds I saw mobbing it were: Mockingbirds, Blue Jays, Cardinals, Florida Crows, Carolina Wrens, and all of the Woodpeckers- Red-bellied, Downy, Flicker and Pileated.
Checking me out-
Watching out for the army of attacking birds-
All fluffed up after getting pecked on the head by a Mockingbird-
It dropped a feather while grooming, so I scanned it on a red scarf. Itt is a demiplume, used for insulation.