Cute Owl Overload! Five eastern screech owls were released in Central Park on Saturday (hopefully not in a quiet zone!). They won't be the only ones there, some were spotted in the North Woods last year. Turns out wildlife rehabilitor Bobby Horvath is responsible for both releases, and after seeing that the North Woods ones were doing so well, he brought the new troupe in—Yojimbot of The Origin of Species was on hand to document the release. Urban Hawks notes that "Central Park may have its risks, but it lacks Great-Horned Owls which are becoming a major predator of Eastern Screech-Owls."
The latest release included two adult red-phased owls and three young gray-phased owls. Check out video here... who knew owls could be so adorable?