Wyoming, MI, United States
We have screech owls nesting in a bird house located about 20′ in the air, right by our house, in our small suburban lot every time there is a long, cold, spring, which holds off the nesting of the starlings. Once the owls have laid their eggs, the starlings can no longer cause them to abandon their nest, thus the need for the long, cold spring. It has happened every 5 years or so, and this was one of those years. We had 4 babies fledge one night. After fledging one night (which I witnessed) they remained in our small cluster of trees for 2 more days.