2010-06-16

The owl that owns itself

There is an owl on Dearing Street. I heard it last Friday night, and a colleague of mine saw it tonight. I don't know anything about owl species, so I can't tell you what it is. But if you know anything about this owl, make some comments for us.

4 comments:

Tim said...

Whoooo, me?

Sorry about that....

Polusplagchnos said...

There are a good number of owls around the UGA campus. When I was with UGAPD, we told stories of getting buzzed by owls in the North quad; one officer in particular got buzzed several times by it. I've seen a lot of owls and hawks in the Oconee forest in the Intramural Fields.

I don't know the particular Owl of Dearing, but it wouldn't surprise me. There's a lot of good hunting for them around town.

robin said...
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robin said...

I used to see a small hawk up on North Campus quite regularly and a very large owl -- both near the small water fountain. I haven't seen either one lately.
I always found it a little ironic that people seemed willing to "blame" the lack of small animals on the feral cat colony without looking to other predators.

These birds are predators, too, and while I love to see them around, I think they probably find the relatively tame north campus chipmunks and squirrels easy pickings. ;-)