Owlets in Dripping Springs are growing so fast

Owlets are growing so fast! (Dawn Denny/KXAN)

DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (KXAN) — There’s yet another owlet update to bring you Friday, thanks to a family keeping close tabs on their owl box in Dripping Springs.

KXAN News Today’s Digital Download first brought you the story in early May about a pair of fuzzy owlets.

Our Dawn Denny shared the photos, though her daughter Grace did all the brave photography work — getting up there to snap a picture of the two screech owls that hatched in their owl house.

The baby screech owl trio are wide-eyed and growing fast.

Mama Owl had just dropped off food to them before flying off for more — because, as you know, a mom’s work is never done.

In case you’re wondering, owl boxes, like bat boxes, can be purchased and set up around the home — or anywhere you want an owl to live. It’s provides the perfect little space for owls to thrive, especially during the spring as their babies hatch.

Dawn’s owl box isn’t the only one home to new guests; Abby Satori sent in pictures via our ReportIt feature of owlets in her Southwest Austin owl box.

Melody Stepan also sent in a video of an owl taking its morning bath in South Austin.

The Austin area’s been abuzz with critters popping up and buzzing about — where it’s birdies, and bunnies, and snakes! Oh, my!

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