Over the weekend, I stopped by to visit with the Urban Park Rangers at Inwood Hill Park in Manhattan.  If you ever have a question about wildlife sightings or anything of note happening at a local park,  you can start looking for answers by stopping in at one of the several Nature and Visitor Centers in the 5 boroughs.  

On Saturday the Rangers told me there was a Great Horned Owl visiting the park, and they told me the general area where to find it, and after some searching I found her!  Isn't she gorgeous? 

As you can see, she blends in very well with the brown and gray colors of a tree in winter.  Camouflage is a very important for birds, because they are either being hunted or hunting each other or other animals, and in either case, it pays to not stick out like a sore thumb!



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