Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Third Owl

One of three [count 'em 3] Barred Owls to visit Central Park on 11/11/12
Photo by Suzie Elliott

On eBirds NYC today Suzie Elliott reported her encounter with 3 Barred Owls, first reported yesterday by Judy Rabi.:

I was just walking toward an exit to go home when I saw the give-away sign of people with binoculars and large cameras standing in a bunch and looking up. 

The owls were fairly high in the trees. A couple of times one flew from one tree to another, which was breathtaking. A work crew was cutting dead branches from trees and started in on one with an owl sitting in it, until convinced that wasn't a good plan!

I'd never seen barred owls before; they looked huge to me. 
Could not get great shots from that angle with a point-and-shoot camera, but here [is one]...