May 30, 2010
AM, no obsvn
PM, T=84F, thunder storms building around us, none on us tonight. Increasing wind locally
8:45pm, walked around the block accompanied by lightning and muttering thunder; temperature cooling in the downdrafts from nearby storm cells.
The owlets were all 3 on the telephone wires on the S side of Woodland, opposite the oak and magnolia roost trees. Leaving that side of the street to them, I stopped under the oak to watch a bit. Within a minute I was strafed by a parent owl—bopped smartly on the head. It was done without distress cries or anything but it was pretty clearly a demand that I not linger any longer. I strolled on around the block.