Weekend wildlife scenes to share before the week gets going at full speed! Trileigh Tucker says, “A few of us had a wonderful time watching the Lincoln Park Barred Owls! They were trying (unsuccessfully) to get away from crow harassment in the central part of the park. Here’s what was happening: (The) owl does a luxurious wing and leg stretch! Note leg stretched out vertically below:”
Next, she explains, the owl “tucks his head in his feathers for a brief rest during preening”:
From there, she explained, the crows were distracted and flew away, “I think because this guy’s mate came in.” But first, he was buzzed by other birds, including two hummingbirds, one of which you can see here:
At that point, Trileigh says, the owl flew over to drink from a stream while “still getting harassed by hummingbirds, crow, and jays, then (flew) up to join his sweetheart.”
She says it was quite the show. We wondered if there might be hope of a baby owl this year – you might remember the one Trileigh chronicled a few years back – she says it’s a little late in the season, since that baby owl (nicknamed “Wollet”) was already out and “walking” by late May, but still possible.