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Great Gray Owl Slideshow

Standing at two to three feet in height, the Great Gray Owl is the largest owl in North America.

Avid birders set up a dry erase board where visitors could record their sightings of the Great Gray Owl.

Residents of the far north, these birds are rare in New England, with the last sighting said to be in Massachusetts nearly 20 years ago.

The Great Gray Owl uses nests created by other birds in large trees with dense foliage and has declined over the years due to habitat loss.

Aside from their large size, tell-tale markings of the Great Gray Owl include their dark gray color, white and gray bars and yellow eyes.

Birders from the local community and beyond come to visit the Lubberland Creek Preserve to see the feathered celebrity.

Great Gray Owls feed on small rodents like mice and rats, as well as rabbits and weasels.

Great Gray Owls can often be found perched on trees and fence posts when hunting.

The Great Gray Owl at Lubberland Creek.

The Great Gray Owl at Lubberland Creek.

The Great Gray Owl at Lubberland Creek.

The Great Gray Owl at Lubberland Creek.

The Great Gray Owl at Lubberland Creek.

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