Flaco the Eagle-owl

Flaco the famous Eurasian Eagel-0wl escaped form the Central Park zoo on February 2, 2023. He has managed very well. I finally took a trip to the park to see him for myself on March 21. He was napping in his new favorite tree over a waterfall in the Lock. Perhaps he likes the sound of the waterfall.

Shared with https://anotherglobaleater.wordpress.com/2023/03/28/a-ruddy-shelduck/ for Bird of the Week.

New York Times article March 5, 2023: Why We Love Flaco, the Escaped Owl – The New York Times

21 thoughts on “Flaco the Eagle-owl

  1. doerfpub 2023-03-23 / 6:45 pm

    How cool! Hope it finds some other owl friends to hang out with.

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    • Sherry Felix 2023-03-24 / 7:12 am

      They won’t be the same species, so I doubt he’ll hang out with other owls. They tend to be solitary unless mating and there are none of his kind here. At least I am sure he is happier free.

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  2. dennyho 2023-03-23 / 3:54 pm

    This is the kinda story I needed, right now!!! What a HOOT, Sherry!

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  3. Eunice 2023-03-23 / 2:58 pm

    Great photos and an amusing video clip. I hope Flaco lives a long and happy life in the trees of Central Park πŸ™‚

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  4. Jet Eliot 2023-03-23 / 2:26 pm

    It looks like Flaco is enjoying his new-found freedom. Beautiful photos, Sherry.

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    • Sherry Felix 2023-03-24 / 7:08 am

      He is happy, I am sure. Pity there will not be a mate for him here. He hoots a lot.

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  5. picpholio 2023-03-23 / 7:10 am

    Owls are fascinating birds, I still hope to see one in free nature.
    Thanks for the video Sherry.

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      • derrickjknight 2023-03-24 / 2:37 am

        Thanks for the reminder. I didn’t have time for the video before but have just got back to it and really liked it.

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        • Sherry Felix 2023-03-24 / 7:06 am

          I’m glad it got through. I was wondering if there was a block on it. I have often found videos blocked here in the US that come from other countries.

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          • derrickjknight 2023-03-25 / 4:55 am

            That happens to me the other way round, but not this time – it looks a very good series

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