Monday, February 27, 2006

Owl watchers and owls

A big crowd showed up at the Screech-owl fly-out on Saturday, February 25, 2006. Among them the old and new owlers below. Since one of the owls had had a brief encounter with a car as he flew across the Drive to his hunting grounds the night before,[Lee stopped traffic and gave the little bird a chance to resume his flight unharmed] all were relieved to find both owls looking in tip-top condition on the following evening. The fly-out proceeded as usual, with the male leaving first. On the following evening[2/26/06]a change: the female exited first, followed a few minutes later by the male.

Lee as owl, Bruce in Background

Cal Vornberger, author of Birds of Central Park, with John Malcolm Graves Sturchio of P.S.87