Last year the crows nested in one of the tall trees very close to us, and as a result, we listened to the sounds of baby crows all spring and summer and didn’t get to enjoy many of our usual songbirds. This year, they’ve nested a little further away in the greenbelt, so there’s a greater variety of birdsong to enjoy. I suspect they’ve moved their nesting place this year because of a new neighbor. I’ve heard the sound of this new bird numerous times, especially in the early morning or when we stand next to the greenbelt at the side of our place. I was quite sure it was an owl, so this morning I spent quite a bit of time at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology web site, listening to the sounds of various owls, and was finally able to identify our neighbor. Click on the photo to visit the lab and learn all about this handsome bird.