2016 Ohio Dominican University Birding Club/Union County Bird Club Owl Walk

By Blake Mathys

On November 12th, 2016, Dimi and I hosted Ohio Dominican's Birding Club and the Union County Bird Club for a hotdog roast and owl walk. This was the fourth year we have done it. We had 48 people participate this year, and we were able to see at least six gray morph Eastern Screech-Owls and heard a distant Great Horned Owl. I want to thank everyone who participated, it was a nice walk with multiple close owl encounters. It was a fun evening and we plan to do it again next year. Thanks to Eric Matthews for providing the photographs below. If you have any pictures that you would like to share, send them to me and I'll put them on this page.

Hostesses Dimi (left) and Margo Mathys (photo by Eric Matthews)
Enjoying food and conversation (photo by Eric Matthews)
Cooking hotdogs around the fire (photo by Eric Matthews)
Getting darker, almost time for owls... (photo by Eric Matthews)
The first Eastern Screech-Owl that we saw (photo by Eric Matthews)
Eastern Screech-Owl (photo by Eric Matthews)
Eastern Screech-Owl (photo by Eric Matthews)
A close encounter with an Eastern Screech-Owl (photo by Eric Matthews)