On Saturday, a group of bird watchers stood carefully across the road from the roost and observed the park's Eastern Screech-Owl. The group was wonderfully handled by a NYC Urban Park Ranger. They kept their distance from the owl, were quiet and didn't disturb her in the least. Her ears stayed flat the whole time the group watched them.
A few hearty souls quietly followed her after fly out and were rewarded by getting to see her preen and call.