Dr. Robert DeCandido lead another "owl tour" tonight. He spend 25 minutes loudly playing a tape of Eastern Screech-Owl calls. The crickets heard on the tape were amusing with 12 inches of snow on the ground.
As usual, DeCandido played the tape without interruption, fifteen minutes before the owl's fly out time. He managed to attract a Red-tailed Hawk with his tape. Luckily the owls must have learned to ignore the tape, or they may have become dinner tonight.
It's really too bad Dr. Decandido is so heavy handed with these owls. If he had just been willing to wait until they started calling naturally he would have been able to treat his tour to some wonderful sights.
But instead he made owl watching impossible tonight. Decandido's doctorate is in botany. Why can't he just go back to plants!