About an hour ago, around midnight, I was in the backyard gathering in my dogs when the vibrant hooting cadence of a Great Horned Owl surprised me from the lot behind mine- or maybe even from my own rear yard. Although I know them to be a relatively urban tolerant species, it was new to my yard list.
Thank you Santa😊
Saturday, December 5, 2015
In the last few days I have seen Peregrines perched in two places in urban Jefferson Parish.
One was the traditional Jeff Parish water tower near Causeway x I-10- as usual, perched on the first horizontal wire below the tank. South side of the tower, facing north, around noon.
The other was in a spot where I have not heard of one sitting before: a large snag tree at the far western end of the West Bank Expressway. This tree is the largest snag in that area, and stands alone c. 25 m south of the expressway. The bird was there in late afternoon.
How awesome to have this species around our city!