Today, at Cedar cross road near Warsaw between 4pm and 5pm, I spotted a pair of Sandhill Cranes in a freshly cut field. On Fri. June 22nd I saw a Black Bear in a field while driving on County Rd 4 near 1st line about 9:00 PM. All spring I have had three or more Green Herons and a pair of Long-eared Owls flying around my house on Douglas Rd in Warsaw. The owls have returned for the past three years to nest. These owls make a lot of noise, starting just before dusk and continues through the night. The first few nights just about drove my wife and I nuts while trying to sleep. Then we found out what was making the noise. We have become accustomed to it now and enjoy it. The second year that we had them we witnessed something amazing. We had 3 young owls learning to fly in our back yard. Something I will never forget. This year we didn’t get to see them but could hear the owls in the mainly coniferous forest behind our yard. I did get some video and a few pics from a few years ago.

Location: Warsaw area
Observer: Mark Anderson

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.