Monday, April 11, 2005

Screech with band

Photo of Eastern Screech-owl adult, by LINCOLN KARIM
taken in the North Woods, just before flyout at about 7:40.

If you look carefully at the foot of the owl [who is scratching his face] you may be surprised to see a band. There is a story behind that band and I will tell it as soon as things quiet down around here. But here's a hint: these screech owls didn't just find their way naturally into Central Park the way Pale Male and Lola, for instance, did.