Fortunately, the little owl's parents soon realized there was hope for their fallen offspring yet. They now fly down every night to deliver food for the youngster, cozy and safe in the nest Luhmann crafted.
"I'm guessing her belly stays pretty full," Luhmann said. "I just like the idea of being her landlord for now."
Julia Ponder, executive director at the Raptor Center, says the growing owl baby will venture out on her own in the next eight to 10 weeks - likely an impossibility if it were not for Luhmann's efforts.
"He's done an excellent job," Ponder told The Dodo. "This owl's odds of surviving are now as good as any."