Eileen Murphy recently spotted this snowy owl that seems to have taken up residence at Castle Island. She reports it seemed to be eyeing her small dog as a snack.
HBP posts photos of a great horned owlet in Forest Hills Cemetery.
Edward Zarrow reports that the owl that likes to perch in a tree hollow at Weld and Maple streets in West Roxbury didn't even flinch today as the snow fell on him or her.
Roving UHub photographer Edward Zarrow reports this screech owl has been quietly observing the comings and goings of the 51 bus and its riders today at Weld and Maple streets in West Roxbury.
Look what they rescued from behind a fireplace in Randolph today.
Good Morning Gloucester posts a nice photo of a snowy owl, with a sad coda:
I took this photo yesterday in Rockport â€“ Magnificent creature! By this morning, he had died in the same place â€“ just tragic! The Animal Control Officer who came to collect him said often owls ingest rodents that have been poisoned â€“ please ask your readers to re-think using poison.
Because some of them were recordings.
Sarita reports on a pre-dawn birding count in Jamaica Plain that involved cranking up a loudspeaker playing "screech owl trills" to try to attract the birds:
Or maybe we're just noticing these stealthier predators after years of paying attention to their flashier, daytimier cousins, the hawks. The above is not some impressionist painting of what an owl might look like, but an impressionist-like photo of an owl in a tree near Sullivan Square in Somerville on Saturday night, taken by Bill Ritchotte. "Hedwig?" he asks.