Great Horned Owl – Central Park

I photographed this Horned Owl in Central Park on November 24, 2015. There was lots of people and construction going on. The owl was unfazed. It groomed and slept like it was deep in the woods all alone. It is amazing how well some wildlife has adapted.

18 thoughts on “Great Horned Owl – Central Park

  1. Lee Gaywood 2015-11-26 / 6:33 am

    Just beautiful , Sherry 💥

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  2. tybeetabby 2015-11-26 / 10:03 am

    Beautiful…there is an owl that occasionally perches on the house next door. I have tried to photograph it, but no success.

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  3. Jet Eliot 2015-11-26 / 10:22 am

    Gorgeous autumnal series of an amazing find, Sherry! GH owls are such a treat to find anywhere, but that you found it in Central Park surrounded by high activity just says so much. Happy Thanksgiving to you, and thank you for all of the lovely photographs you share. 😀

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    • Sherry Lynn Felix 2015-11-27 / 5:35 am

      Thanks Jet. We have a group of top birders in NYC that find these things. A few days ago there was a Western Flycatcher. Poor little mite was a bit off course. It was last seen eating flies by the rubbish bins at the boat house.

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  4. Barbara Bryan 2015-11-26 / 11:55 am

    He is adorable! Where were you when you took this?

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    • Sherry Lynn Felix 2015-11-26 / 12:15 pm

      If you go to the park you might find a birder looking at it. Most birders feel it is not good to post exact locations of rare birds publically.

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  5. W.H. SIM 2015-11-30 / 10:50 pm

    lovely shots. sometimes I think owls just don’t give a hoot about what happens around them, and other times, they just seem so surprised. 🙂

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    • Sherry Lynn Felix 2015-12-01 / 7:51 am

      Thanks you. I agree. Owls are unique in that their eyes are on the front of their skulls, I believe this makes them appear to have human expressions.

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  6. Sherry Lynn Felix 2015-12-02 / 4:37 am

    Thank you Dune. I should have added construction noises and people. I think they owl would prefer only the wind in the trees. the construction nearby probably uncovered some rats nests for the owl.

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  7. Nature on the Edge 2015-12-05 / 5:48 am

    Parks in cities are a haven of eco-niche’s for birds. What an extraordinary sighting and what a bird! Love it that there in the midst of the mad hurly-burly and densely populated Manhattan is Central Park and it’s incredible bird life.

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