Young Red-tailed Hawk
Slow Afternoon at St. John the Divine

Eastern Screech-Owl, Twice Widowed

Eastern Screech-Owls have been reintroduced to Central Park over the last twelve years.  I've enjoyed monitoring them over the last five years.

This winter some friends and I kept track of what we believe is the last surviving pair from the reintroductions. Unfortunately, just after the pair started nesting, they lost their cavity to two squirrels and the male owl disappeared and is presumed dead.

The female continues to stay in the area.  Each night she calls to advertise her availability to other owls, but no one answers.