In new York for the winter flock of owls. Rodents, hold on!

North American owls decided to spend the winter in new York. Residents of the Big Apple are already sharing in social networks experiences from these beautiful people. They are found in various parts of the city, but often in Central Park.

My first ever northern saw-whet owl, Central Park’s second most popular bird last weekend. #birds #newyorkcity #newyork

— Brandon Tate (@SilverWolf_47) November 21, 2018

Can long to tell you how cute these creatures are a growth of 7-8 inches, weighing about 5 ounces, with brown plumage and a white spotted breast. But better see for yourself: they have captivated not only new York but also Twitter.

Unusual footage! Clear view of today’s continuing NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL in Central Park’s Shakespeare Garden as it nibbles at its prey, a White-footed Mouse, and then swallows it whole. 📷 @urbanhawks

— Manhattan Bird Alert (@BirdCentralPark) December 6, 2018

North American owls or boreal owls (scientist Aegolius acadicus), usually live in Ontario, Tennessee, Canada. So, what kind of wind they were doing in new York? As they are not afraid of the city, noise, light and heat?

Naturalist Gabriel willow from New York City Audubon explained in an interview with WNYC mass migration of birds: «We are seeing the advent of the owls, which is a serious violation of migration processes, most likely associated with the absence of food in the North. Probably, the yields of crops in the boreal regions of Canada this year was low, which made many birds go to the area in search of food».

The BARRED OWL west of Central Park’s Belvedere Castle dropped down from its pine-tree roost to give clear views before flying off to hunt 📷 @Richard36971987

— Manhattan Bird Alert (@BirdCentralPark) December 7, 2018

In addition to owls in new York are massive flock of chaffinches, dissatisfied with the poor harvest of grain in the North. The migration of the boreal owls is not associated directly with the grain shortages, and a decline in the population of rodents eating them, on which the owls hunt. These pundits and found a more satisfying place.

The Northern Saw-whet Owl in Central Park today, enjoying a Northern Cardinal snack.

— Kane Bradley (@WinoBradNY) December 5, 2018

The guy in the video below, you’ll have to share a meal with the newcomers. However, this good in new York will be enough for everyone.

Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk in Central Park eats a Norway Rat 📷 @urbanhawks

— Manhattan Bird Alert (@BirdCentralPark) December 7, 2018

Boreal owls are excellent hunters. However, they love the darkness and the silence, and in new York, even in Central Park, light and noise too much. But I hope they know where to fly.

Today’s LONG-EARED OWL of Fort Tryon Park, an all-time eBird first for this park 📷 @dawnvla

— Manhattan Bird Alert (@BirdCentralPark) December 7, 2018

After all the North American owls winter in new York is not the first time. In 2016 they have stayed here — and for the same reason. Time back again — so the previous winter did not disappoint them.

So, as they say, good hunting!

Here’s my contribution to the «Daily D-owl-ble» we all enjoyed that the past few days manhattan bird alert

— Richard Nelson (@Richard36971987) December 2, 2018