Monday, July 13, 2020

One less big pine for owls

A casaulty of Fridays tropical storm Fay,the big white pine at southwest Nethermead toppled over. With heavy soaked soft roots ,the pine' s heavy weight did the rest.

This tree once hosted a northern sawwhet owl I found on a Christmas bird count and likely more we didn't find 🤗

Well ...too bad.



At least the owl tree roots held firm.  It was Fay's wind gust that snapped the thick trunk. Must've taken at least 60 mile gust into the needles wind basket