[Tweeters] Boreal Owls

bullockg at earthlink.net bullockg at earthlink.net
Tue Oct 12 07:23:47 PDT 2004

One winter a boreal owl took up residence in a large shrub on Commonwealth 
Avenue in downtown Boston.  Because of the "big dig," this owl had a 
limitless supply of fresh rats.  He could be observed from a distance of 10 
or 15 feet.  Thosands of birders came to see this bird during the months it 
quite happily hung out in ths same shrub.  The audiences didn't bother it a 
bit.  The same was true of a great gray owl that hung out for months in 
Rowley. Mass.  Hordes of people came to see this very accommodating bird. 
The same with a northern hawk owl that hung out for months in Vermont  All 
of these birds seemed to adjust very comfortably to the situation.  It was 
the human neighbors who objected to the increased traffic.
Gene Bullock

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