On March 10, 2013 the female screech owl in Jensen Beach, Florida finally laid her first egg (See video clips below). Now, she should lay an egg every 2-3 days for a total clutch of between 3 to 8 eggs. We’ll have to wait and see how many eggs this female lays. Incubation takes about 26-30 days, so it will be awhile before we see the first chicks appear. The screech owls in the Melbourne Beach nest box haven’t laid their first egg yet, but it shouldn’t be long. Check back often to follow the progression of the screech owl nesting season in Florida!
Here’s the female screech owl minutes before she laid her first egg around 1:30pm on March 10, 2013.
Minutes later the first egg appears!