Great Horned Owl – West Boxford

February 27, 2015 in Great Horned Owl

The nesting Great Horned owl has returned again to the Carter Field Reservation in West Boxford.  The Owl is found in the middle of a Great Blue Heron Rookery located in a dead tree swamp.  The number of nesting Herons in the rookery has been reduced considerably in the last few years due to winter storms and other factors.  The bast vantage point may be from the trail off of Bradford Street.

Great Horned Owl on nest – West Boxford

March 29, 2014 in Great Horned Owl

The Great Horned Owl on nest in the Carter Fields Conservation Area in West Boxford appears to be sitting a bit higher.  This suggests that she may have hatched her egg or eggs and we need to await the appearance of the first owlet in the days ahead!  Great Blue Herons have returned to this rookery, but in much smaller numbers than any in any recent years.  Looks like many of the nests were blown down over the winter.  Stay tuned!

Great Horned Owl & owlet – Methuen

March 29, 2014 in Great Horned Owl

The Great Horned Owl and little one continue at the Methuen Heron Rookery.  So far, no indications of another owlet, but we will keep a sharp eye open for other one!  No sign of Papa Bear.  The rookery is now filling up with Great Blue Herons returning to the rookery and chasing each other in normal courtship behavior.  Stay tuned!

Great Horned Owl: West Boxford Heron Rookery

March 11, 2014 in Great Horned Owl

The Great Horned Owl continues on nest in the Great Blue Heron Rookery.  No Herons have arrived yet an the number of Heron nests in place from last year has been reduced dramatically.  Many of the trees have been blown or have fallen over as well.  It will be interesting to see what happens when the herons return this year!