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Mia, John, Abby, Johny C

Cypress, TX, USA

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Feathers were at John Paul’s Landing Park (24202 West Rd, Cypress, TX 77433) and the nest box was at Paul D Rushing’s Chain of Lakes. (9114 Katy Hockley Rd, Katy, TX 77493)

The feathers were about 2” long. They didn’t look like wing feathers.
The nest box was about 20 feet up on a pole. It was made of wood. A gray baby bird with a yellow beak poked its head out.

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Nests in boxes

ID Needed For Feathers And Nestbox

Was about 5 feet up in an Oak tree. About 6 inches wide. Made of sticks.

9 responses to “ID needed for feathers and nestbox”

  1. Texas Bird Family says:

    The nest in the first picture needs ID.

  2. Holly Grant, Project Assistant says:

    Nests are notoriously difficult to ID without also knowing some context – eggs and adult birds are the best clues for ID. Empty nests are much more difficult because many species make similar nests and there is great variation among members of the same species. This all said, I can confirm the nest box is meant for Barn Owls. You can view a construction plan for such a box on this webpage.

  3. Texas Bird Family says:

    Do you know what type of feathers they are?

  4. Texas Bird Family says:

    It was a baby Barred Owl. Not a Barn Owl.

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