Thursday, November 15, 2018

Thursday's parting shot



EVG reader Annabelle spotted this in Tompkins Square Park tonight ... will need to brush up on my owls of New York to ID...

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ancient Greek war helmet bird

Eden Bee said...

AHHHHH!

JQ LLC said...

Is that real?

There is an owl that has been in Central Park for a while too.

Anonymous said...

Is she real?

NOTORIOUS said...

Hoo's that?

Anonymous said...

That is a Northern Saw-whet Owl. So cool that it is in Tompkins! Please give it space if it stays around.

-Ranger Dan

Goggla said...

That's amazing! I hope the little guy sticks around a while and stays safe.

According to eBird, I don't think a saw-whet has been recorded for the park -

https://ebird.org/hotspot/L1799567

Giovanni said...

From Owls of New York:

“Owls usually swallow their prey whole. If they aren’t hungry they will store it under their feet, on a nearby branch, or within a hollowed out portion of a tree.”

Sounds just like my landlord.

Anonymous said...

You can call him Hal