The owl and the pussy cat

Here’s the owl …

Jim Jensen of Esko shared this picture of a great gray owl, hanging out about 8 feet up a tree near one of the Jensen feeders in their backyard.
The pussycat? It was the Jensens’ “indoor car” that called their attention to the owl.
Jim says he “managed to feed” the owl a starling. “Don’t ask me how” I got the starling, Jim writes.
That’s OK. I don’t think I want to know.
Jim notes that a pileated woodpecker and a hairy woodpecker shared the tree with the owl, and didn’t seem concerned.

Oh, and speaking of starlings, has anyone else noticed the large flocks of them in the “Can of Worms” area, the intersection of Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 53 North?

Your bird pictures and stories gravely accepted at: jlundy@duluthnews.com.

2 thoughts on “The owl and the pussy cat

  1. Glad to know there’s one less Starling. We’ve been battling those and the HOSP all winter.

    That is a great owl. :) We have yet to see one of those. We live in Great Horned Owl territory, so no other owls venture close.

  2. Much as a don’t care for Starlings they haven’t been a pest where I’ve been living. Our nemesis is the House Sparrow. In various locations it has killed Bluebird hatchlings and chased bluebirds and swallows out of the nest boxes we provide.

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