THE CALL OF SPRING
Despite its 6-foot-long wingspan and a body length of 30 inches, a Eurasian eagle owl (Bubo bubo) can be hard to spot. The species is among the largest owls in the world and very well camouflaged. Unlike the one seen here, they typically like to nest in rocky crevices, on sheltered cliff ledges, or at cave entrances, perhaps because it’s difficult for such a large bird to find a suitable tree hollow. Eagle owls are solitary except during mating season, but breeding pairs typically stay together for life.