2014 Ohio Dominican University Birding Club/Union County Bird Club Owl Walk

By Blake Mathys

On November 15th, 2014, Dimi and I hosted Ohio Dominican's Birding Club and the Union County Bird Club (plus some family and friends) for a hotdog roast and owl walk. A total of 36 people participated in the walk, and we were able to see 5 Eastern Screech-Owls and we heard a few more. We walked nearly 2.5 miles. Below are some photos from the night. It was a very enjoyable evening, and we are looking forward to next year's walk!

Getting ready to eat (photo by Blake Mathys)
Gray morph Eastern Screech-Owl (photo by James Muller)
Part of the group viewing raccoons in a tree (photo by Art Stormer)
Raccoon (photo by James Muller)
Our final stop was Donald & Linda Mathys' cabin, where we enjoyed chili and potato soup (and the nice warm woodstove; photo by Blake Mathys)
ODU Bird Club President Shakita Kabicek holding a pygmy goat at Gene & Margo Mathys' house (where we stopped for hot chocolate; photo by Blake Mathys)
Red morph Eastern Screech-Owl (photo by Art Stormer)
Red morph Eastern Screech-Owl (photo by James Muller)