Barred Owl On The Hill
Crows and the Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

On Saturday, we had the first Great Horned Owl of the season in Central Park.  We've had one consistently over the last few fall/winters, so it was great news that one had arrived.  We're having a great fall with Long-eared, Northern Saw-whet, and Barred Owls already having been seen.  Earlier this spring, we also had a Barn and Eastern Screech Owl in the park making 2018 a great year for Central Park owls.

The Great Horned Owl was in the Ramble and flew off on a long flight towards the northeastern shore of the lake.  This has been a common habit of previous Great Horned Owls.  I wonder if the noisy call of the ducks going to sleep on the shore of the lake, sounds like a dinner bell to the owl?

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