Today, I went back to where I found the great horned owl. I didn’t find any new nocturnal species, but I did find white-breasted nuthatches carrying nest material in the late morning! I also found what could be a large nest, but it’s high in a pine tree and thus difficult to fully see. I’m unable to get a good look into what might be a nest, and returning to visit in the evening yielded no activity around the site. I want to trek back to where I think the owl landed earlier in the week, but I’ll likely need sturdier field clothing to make it through the vegetation.
I’m curious about the drainage stream that run parallel to 24th street. Is there anything interesting that hangs out in that small, man-made (or at least enhanced) water feature? It looks like it was a ditch created for the sake of the railroad tracks. I also still don’t know what the seeming natural area is that is between Enbridge property and the Nemadji River.