How cool. They sat like this for hours. The baby is too young to have developed the ear tufts.
Although these are one of the largest owl species, a full grown adult only weighs in at 2 pounds! Normally there are two fledglings for each nest so I hope the other one is still around somewhere. Remember dissecting owl pellets and putting together an entire mouse skeleton in grade 3? No? I remember this vividly, maybe that's why I am still amazed at these birds to this day. They will often eat their prey whole, which dies instantly by the crushing power of their talons, and then within about 2 hours will regurgitate a large (about 10cm!) pellet containing the bones and fur and other non-digestible matter. Sometimes you will find these on the forest floor.