I'm excited to say that after the last instance (I knew of) 15 years ago, there was a long-eared owl calling about halfway up the hill behind my house last night. He was vocal for only about 5 minutes around 11 pm, and then quiet. The last time I heard LEOWs was in February 2001(?), a dueting pair, who on my last encounter, flew out of the woods and swooped low over the heads of John Greenly and me. People had been driving from as far as the Catskills to listen. Hope this one stays around.
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