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Posts Tagged ‘Owls’

Who’s Awake? The story of the Great Horned Owl

Who’s awake?  Me too!  Who’s awake?  Me too! This series of five rhythmic, muffled, slightly eerie hoots—all on one pitch—wafts through the darkness this time of year.  The sentinel taking attendance is the Great Horned Owl.  Measuring nearly two feet from head to tail, the Great Horned is the largest and most widespread owl in…

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Burrowing Owls with Colleen Wisinski

6:30 p.m. Social 7:00 p.m. Program When did you last experience that moment of excitement and delight as you suddenly spotted a burrowing owl stoically staring back at you from the entrance to its burrow? Pretty neat memory. Now imagine being tasked with monitoring over 20 pairs of burrowing owls each year, representing nearly half…

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By Shanti Mayberry One early spring afternoon, I was in my garden studio in our backyard that borders Crest Canyon in Del Mar, when I suddenly felt I was being watched. A shiver went up my spine as I grabbed my binoculars and scanned the canyon trees to find the creature whose presence I felt…

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