Kat and I went down to the south loop for a little long eared owl watching, which was amazing. It was about a month ago that (approx.) ten long eared owls took up residence in a small park in the Chicago’s South Loop.
Rare indeed. From what I gather Owls tend to be private and even a bit “secretive” and usually nest in rural areas where rodents are more prominent. Kat made a good observation about the way garbage is collected in the homes neighboring the park. Not from an alley, but from the front lawns surrounding the park. Hmm… City rats?
There was a small group of people gathered around, the location has been kept secret for awhile, but we checked around a few of the local birding sights and quickly found the spot. The best part was that people who had brought their binoculars were eager to share. Close up these creatures are absolutely gorgeous. I don’t know how else to put it. Just amazing!