The Owlets above are looking in the direction of a crow flying in their direction. They point their heads skyward as the crow flies overhead.
They are really cute, but will be fledging soon. I am planning on going back when they do.
What we were told by some local photographers was that owls don’t actually fledge. They fall out of the nest to the ground. We asked what happens then. Apparently, they walk over to the base of the pine tree where the parents rest during the day. Mom flies down to feed them. I would love to be there when they clumsily walk that distance.
It might look like the owlet is screaming out for mom, but was just having a good yawn. Look how wide it opens its mouth.
My camera setting were quite pushed in these images. 850 mm – 1/640 sec. on a tripod, f9, ISO 3200. The WB was 7200K which warms up the images taken in late afternoon when the sun was getting close to setting. It was getting slightly dark so I was constantly adjusting settings.