Barred Owls Are Still Here
Last weekend

Northern Saw-whet Owl

The smallest owl that visits Central Park is the Northern Saw-whet Owl.  It's about eight inches tall.  A Saw-whet has been in the park for about a week.   Today, it was in a perfect spot to watch until dusk.  A small group of us were hoping for a fly out, but the owl jumped to the center of the bush it has been perching in rather than flying out.  I was disappointed but also glad to see that the owl could out smart us.


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