Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Third day in a row

Photo by Bruce Yolton

The Great Horned Owl continues its stay in Central Park for a third day. In my experience this is the longest stretch a GHO has stayed in the park.

The fly-out was at 5:15 tonight, 11 minutes later than yesterday's. And while the city of New York has come to a virtual standstill thanks to a transit strike, the large owl seemed quite unaffected as it sailed out into the depths of the Ramble for its night hunting. With aching feet [yes, New Yorkers are becoming real hikers thanks to the shutdown of busses and subways] I envied the bird its huge, silent wings that would take it wherever it wanted to go without the need of public transportantion.