Yesterday morning at about 6am I startled a GOSHAWK in mixed woods above the
Statehouse in Montpelier. It immediately began calling and flew off 50
yards or so, called again and then left.
The GREAT-HORNED OWL I reported last week in Montpelier and has been calling
every evening consistently from the same perch (seen twice). In the 9 years
I have lived on this hill I have never heard a Great Horned, only Barred
Owls. And, we consistently hear Barred Owls when they are nesting (now) and
have not heard one hoot since the GHO moved in.
Global warming?........Just kidding.........or maybe I'm not!