Owl Fascination Abounds
Spring 2023 brought a frenzy of reproduction in the natural world. Many people have stood for hours watching and photographing a barred owl (Strix varia) pair and a great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) pair raise their young. In early May, observers began to see the fledglings of both pairs exploring the immediate environs.
|Barred owl fledgling (Strix varia) Photo by Ed Eder|
|Barred owl nesting cavity Photo by Ed Eder|
|Barred owl (Strix varia) Photo by Ed Eder|
|Great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) Photo by Ed Eder|
Bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) too are raising their young, attracting a steady stream of admirers to view the nest activity near the Haul Road trail. We are trying to confirm if the other two bald eagle nests are active as well.
|Bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) mating Photo by Jim Stone|
Please respect these birds and stay on the trail. Thank you, Ed Eder, for the photographs.