National Geographic : 1945 Apr
The National Geographic Magazine What Are Little Screech Owls Made of? Beetles and Snails A hollow in a California sycamore stump was home for this family of the smallest of the eared owls. The mother laid three white eggs deep inside. Her gray owlets, barely tufted as yet, are growing fast. © Natinal Geographic Society Kodachromes by Lewis W. Walker -and Fat Mice's Tails. And Moths, and Frogs, and Spiders In their first week outdoors, the fledglings explored near-by branches, returning to the hollow at dawn. After breaking home ties at seven weeks, they remained within calling range of their parents for a long time.