Just Who is Watching Who ?

photo courtesy of Dennis Swayze

You wouldn’t be expecting to find a Great Horned Owl nesting close to a high human traffic location…as was the case in St.Vital Park this past spring/summer. The site was close to the road and a few meters from a well used walkway.
Owls are not nests builders and use nests built by crows or other raptors. The un-used nest in the pine tree provided the perfect location for Mamma Owl to raise their three owlets.