Every winter I go a little owl crazy!
Lately, there's been a bit of a buzz about an Eastern Screech-Owl hanging out at Odiorne State Park in Rye, NH, USA.
Blessed with a sunny morning without other commitments, Jim and I headed over in hopes that we could spot the owl.
The owl is pretty easy to find....spending the bulk of its time perched in the broken area of a big tree right next to the road.
According to other birders on the scene, sometimes the owl will duck down into a hole behind where it's sitting in these pictures.
Jim watched the owl for over an hour from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. It yawned, it blinked, and once it kind of rocked back and forth from side to side. The light was great for photography the whole time we were there.
It was surprisingly warm yesterday, sunny and 30 F (-1 C). While Jim photographed the owl, I took a walk along the ocean, and spent a little while in the car knitting my red gauntlets. The main parking lot at Odiorne was plowed with plenty of space for birders, walkers, cross-country skiers and nature-lovers.
Snowy Owl in December 2008
Great Gray Owl in April 2009
How can you find out about bird sightings where you live?
Birding on the Net
We have an email subscription to the New Hampshire birding list - but there are links to birding lists all over the world.
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