When two inquisitive felines stared out the sliding doors of their home in Prior Lake, their view was a rather unusual one. On the other side of the glass was a 3 week old downy barred owl chick. Apparently it had come out of its nesting cavity too soon, walked up a small hill, and took refuge against the wall of the house. The home owners, after attending TRC’s Spring Bird Release on May 5th, knew exactly what to do. They called TRC and the decision was made to drive it to TRC to make sure it was healthy. The owlet was given a clean bill of health (and a mouse breakfast) and returned home later that day. Finding its original cavity proved to be challenging, but once “mom” appeared, TRC volunteer and tree climber John Arent, found a safe spot to place the chick where its parents could resume its care.