Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

March 20, 2005

Great Horned Owl by John Piekos

John Piekos' automatically triggered wildlife camera captured this photograph of a Great Horned Owl at 5:50 am (click on image for a larger view).

Great Horned Owl

December 21, 2004

Great Horned Owl by Tom Greenleaf
Great Horned Owl by Tom Greenleaf

Tom Greenleaf e-mailed this story and photos of a great horned owl:

On the 21st an apparently dead owl was noticed in my back yard that abuts the Memorial Forest in Marlborough.  Upon a check it was ALIVE.  It must have crashed into my flag pole as it was in snow and there were no other marks around

I went out to check and the '''Great Horned Owl''' twisted its head and wide eyed looked right at me!

I let it be for several hours checking on it most of the day.  It was still alive and it was such a cold day that I finally moved it with a snow shovel, carefully back to a sunny spot at my home.  There was no change in condition for many hours.  It was able to move its wings and legs but I noticed it doing so only twice.  Finally, I called Audubon and they were interested.  They came out and took it to Tufts for care.  I may never know if it survived but I think it did.  They say they will release it when it's right and it will return to the woods I abut.  I have heard its call before, but never saw it until now!

 

Great Horned Owl

September 24, 2003

A Great-horned Owl was perched on a tree branch at the end of the Ocean By-pass trail (adjacent to the pipeline).

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