Carl Kurtz writes: “The nesting season has likely already started for the Great-Horned Owl. Like bald eagles and red-tailed hawks they begin their nesting cycle well before the spring equinox. Great-Horned Owls are good parents and very defensive of their nests which may be in a tree cavity where a large branch has broken away or in an old crow or hawk nest. Many years ago I climbed up a tree in our old woodlot to look into a nest and just a I reached the top a parent owl strafed over my head. It was a bird on a mission. I escaped unscathed, but I wouldn’t try this again without a hard hat and a face shield.” Here’s his photograph.