An owl that commands attention!

“A large, lean, mean killing machine that puts fear into birds and mammals alike. Quite happy to eat neighborhood birds (tough to find other species of owl in its territory), possums, rabbits, and other prey as large as itself.” ~ Richard Crossley

This big bulley of the forest showed himself in Bond Park this morning. We viewed the crow-mobbed beast from the power-line cut where the trail leads over to Trapper’s Run. As the crows harassed it from tree to tree, we followed for a while. Then later, as I was driving out, I heard the crows again and followed their mobbing voices to the tufted devil in a tall pine. Bad prose aside, it was a nice find for this urban patch.

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About birdingatbond

I love birding! And I live near Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary, NC.
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