This is great news for me after the Great Owl House Caper, or as it's whispered behind my back in the neighborhood as "Gunnar's Folly". I would like to be the first to wish him great hunting and a long life. And good luck on luring a lady to help deal with the bunny issue. And owlets - we need plenty of owlets!
After posting the above I went out to the backyard late this afternoon to do some light gardening. Out of the corner of my eye I caught a glimpse of a feathered stealth fighter swooping down from a high oak and picking off a squirrel from a tree across the yard. He kind of hit him coming up from below. A four foot wingspan will get your attention, but the squirrel never knew what hit him. Not a sound! Unfortunately we still haven't seen any indication of a female about, yet I remain optimistic. How could any female resist such a magnificent creature?