Wednesday, 6-11-08 - North Woods Eastern Screech-Owls
When I got to Central Park today, I was shocked to see the damage from last night's storm. Lots of trees feell including a large tree next to the owls roost tree. A large dark area is now open to the sky.
I don't think the owls were injured in the storm. I saw at least two of the children and heard the parents. They all seemed to be worried about the mob of robins than anything else.
I was able to get pictures of two of the young ones this evening. They seem to be flying out earlier than their parents, who stay up high and act as decoys for the robins.