The first email from Chris...
I was catching up with your blog today, Bruce, and noticed your post from November speculating that there are no longer any Eastern Screech Owls in the park. Never fear: though I don't know where they live (at the moment), I have seen one or two ESOs hunting in the familiar areas, on more than one occasion when I'm out walking my dog after dark. The most recent sighting was last week, when an ESO did a fly-by as I watched a raccoon shamble down from a tree for her evening dumpster diving. So, they're still around, probably enjoying the peace and quiet that comes when one's avian celebrity star has waned a bit. with best wishes for the holidays (all of them),