The Great Horned Owl continues roosting in Central Park.
The routine continues. The day sleeping owl waking up throughout the day to deal with noisy humans, helicopters, the carts used by the gardeners, the occasional Red-tailed Hawk or Blue Jay. At approximately 4:30 p.m. the owl wakes up and becomes active. It stretches and becomes very observant. Then around 5:00 p.m. we have fly out.
Today, I think due to a rather unruly and noisy crowd watching the fly out, the owl only stayed near its roost for only a few minutes after fly out. (A rare bird in Central Park, brings out old friends who all want to say hello, which unfortunately puts stress on the rarity we're watching.)
The owl then flew quite far north. This has happened on other nights, as well. Where is this owl going? Is it going up north to the Reservoir or the North Meadow? And what is it eating?
Hopefully an owl pellet will be found to help us discover the answer!