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Owl I Want

Midtown Manhattan

overcast 64 °F

Today, I visited Lincoln Center & Central Park in hopes of finding two owl species: Northern Saw-whet, and Long-eared, which have been photographed by others at the respective locations in the last few days.

After getting off the train at 66th and looking on the appointed scaffolding for finding the owl, it was bad luck for me with the Saw Whet.

Then, I hustled over to the Ramble in Central Park where a Long-eared had been seen yesterday.

The fall colors were spectacular!

I spent some time, along with looking for this elusive owl, experimenting with dark light condition non-flash and flash photography on some common passerine migrants. HERMIT THRUSH:


The sparrows in particular were abundant — there were hundreds upon hundreds of them, everywhere I walked in the park this evening. I finally quit my search for the owl around dusk — the Long-eared admittedly was like trying to find a needle in a haystack, but hey, it was worth the try! Stay tuned because tomorrow I’m waking up early to go look for Red-necked Grebe, Parasitic Jaeger, & Seaside Sparrow among other things!

Bird-of-the-day goes to the HERMIT THRUSH & WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS, common but charming migrants.

Good birding,
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Posted by skwclar 16:21 Archived in USA

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