Barred Owl Continues

The Barred Owl continues to stick around the Ramble.  It changes trees every few days, but is a creature of habit.  It often returns to the same branch the next day.  It seems only to interested in changing trees once they lose their leaves.  Tonight, after looking a squirrel for about an hour, it flew out and after a brief stop went after it.  The squirrel survived, but it was a close call.

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American Woodcock

American Woodcocks are one of the parks strangest, but wonderful birds.  Adapted to eating insects living underground, the bird has a long beak and a wonderful "dance" to help find the insects.  The also are one of the hardest birds to find in the park.  They can sit still for hours and blend in with the leaf litter.

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Barred Owl Rediscovered

The Barred Owl that was in the Tupelo Meadow was rediscovered a few hundred yards further south today.  Bird Watchers also found the Barred Owl in the North Woods, that hadn't been seen for a few days.  I had a chance to photograph the one in the Ramble.

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