For the first time I was able to follow the Barred Owl to a perch, post fly out inside the Delacorte Theater, home to Shakespeare in the Park. So, I guess we have a Bard loving, Barred Owl.
I do have sad news to report. I learned that photographers harassed both the Northern Saw-whet Owl and this Barred Owl on Tuesday. If you see such behavior, please call the Urban Park Rangers via 311. Then document the situation with your smartphone. How terrible is it to want to wake up an owl just for a picture! Especially since if you have patience, you can document wonderful behaviors without impacting these birds.