Saturday, January 21, 2006

Owl heroics and owl acrobatics

Red-phase Screech Owl back in the Black Locust hole

Great Horned Owl in new tree near Azalea Pond

Last night [1/20/06] the fly-out gang was honored by the presence of Ed Lam, distinguished artist and author of Damselflies of the Northeast. [A.O Wilson has called this book "a small masterpiece". Here's a link to Ed's website:] Ed took the two pictures at the top when the owl was nobly perched quite near the trunk of his latest roosting tree a bit to the west of the previous day's location.

A few minutes before the owl's 5:20 departure into the night, he moved out to a thin branch. There he performed the acrobatics captured by Bruce Yolton in the three photos below. Bruce's headline and caption is:

Great Horned Owl Yoga

Some pre-fly-out stretches. What should we call the last one? The DeLorean?