Found by Jackie Carr, Photographs by Marie Cauduto. Possibly the same bird reported from the Springfield area over the past week.
One of two adults with nest and owlets.
Adults in upper part of tree above nest.
Pair with nest and owlets.
Owls are a group of birds that belong to the order Strigiformes, constituting 200 extant bird of prey species. Most are solitary and nocturnal, with some exceptions (e.g., the Northern Hawk Owl). Owls hunt mostly small mammals, insects, and other birds, although a few species specialize in hunting fish. They are found in all regions of the Earth except Antarctica, most of Greenland, and some remote islands. Owls are characterized by their small beaks and wide...