Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Great Horned Owl

While unsuccessfully searching for American Woodcock in Kingston, I heard two Great Horned Owls hooting at each other over the corner of the area I was searching. As this was persistent, I was able to slowly and quietly approach the area and finally was rewarded by the sight of one of the Great Horned hooting away. Interesting how it lowered its posture to a more horizontal position while hooting. The second owl was much further away.

In the extensive scrubby area I picked up a Field Sparrow (first of year for me), but I didn't so much as hear a Woodcock.

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