Tag Archives: owl

Aeried treasure

Despite their fearsome-sounding name, not a peep was heard from these Eastern screech-owls (Megascops asio). The two downy youngsters were sitting in different trees one day, while young & old were perched together the next. Such an unexpected delight to … Continue reading

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Owlet mall

A small family of Great horned owls (Bubo virginianus) were sitting in various spots in tall pine trees along a wooded park promenade. The owlets were the easiest to spot with their fleecy white covering. Two were huddled together on … Continue reading

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In the cat-bird seat

Even from a distance and through a cloudy array of view-blurring branches and twigs, this Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) was an impressive sight. Its shadowy contour mimicked a large black cat sitting calmly in the treetops.

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Flaky harbinger

Another snowy owl for a very snowy day. Two days ago, this one was sitting in a chimney nest atop one of the old buildings of Fort Hancock on Sandy Hook, part of the Gateway National Recreation Area. Wonder if … Continue reading

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