Tag Archives: Owls

In January, owl courtship begins
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January 21, 2016

In January, owl courtship begins

By Carolyn Lorié

I’m an enthusiastic, if laid-back, bird watcher. One of the things I love most about spring and summer is the effortlessness with which I encounter a wide variety of birds. Sitting in my backyard, I’ll catch sight of an indigo bunting…

The Outside Story: Owl’s winter hunt
The Outside Story
January 6, 2016

The Outside Story: Owl’s winter hunt

By Meghan McCarthy McPhaul

For several days last winter, a barred owl perched atop a dead white birch tree in our field. As winters go, last year’s was very cold, and the owl puffed up against the stubbornly below-freezing temperatures, its streaky brown and white…