It’s a perfect night to watch for nocturnal birds. Calm winds, clear sky and waxing moon just above the horizon.
I’m standing at dusk on the Lexington Blacktop, just east of Lake Bloomington. I’m with Angelo Capparella of the biology department at Illinois State University, and Given Harper, another avid bird watcher and professor at Illinois Wesleyan.
We’re on the prowl for owls.