On Jan 5, 2017, a month later, I thought I saw eyes looking out and got very excited. Got my camera and discovered it was not an owl. Just a squirrel looking for some warmth on a very wet, cold day. Well shoot, I figured the squirrels would nest in the house and there went my hope for owls. However as the months went by, only occasionally did I see a squirrel check it out, they preferred their big messy leaf nests to the house.
Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger)