GHO

Bubo virginianusWho?Bubo virginianusYes, the owl who sys “whoooo.” Bubo virginianusBubo virginianus, the Great Horned Owl.

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Here is a very fine speech on optimism and despair given by Zadie Smith.

4 Responses to “GHO”


  1. 1 kristin wartman December 9, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Where did you see this owl?

    • 2 mthew December 9, 2016 at 2:22 pm

      Green-Wood Cemetery has a resident pair. I understand they had two youngsters this year, the first time they’ve successfully breed (if they’re the same pair) in G-W after years of trying. In general, it’s not good birding etiquette to reveal specific location of owls because they can be hassled by too many viewers — Green-Wood has some horror stories of people banging on trees to get their attention — but the cemetery’s a huge place.

  2. 3 Kathleen Matthews December 10, 2016 at 8:08 am

    I loved the Zadie Smith speech – as did everyone to whom I passed it along.

    Thank you for sharing such an inspired perspective!


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