It’s spring, and the birds have returned to Moreland Woods! Neighbors and parents have been reporting seeing white-breasted nuthatches, red-breasted sapsuckers, and at least one pair of yellow-rumped warblers in the Woods!

But there are two kinds of feathered friends we’re particularly excited about. In mid-April, neighbors surrounding the Woods reported a pair of barred owls hooting it up, their unmistakeable “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?” cry drifting through the night.

We’re also excited to report that a bald eagle and at least one fledgling are spending regular time in the trees at the western side of the Woods. They’re almost impossible to photograph from underneath, but we’re getting some good audio files of the eagles, with the sounds of kids at Llewellyn Elementary in the background.

One of the big reasons Friends of Moreland Woods and our supporters are committed to preserving this special property is for the wide array of wildlife the two-acre wood supports. Without the trees, all of it would be gone — along with the joy that comes with seeing and hearing these beautiful natural creatures.