Humane Society encourages watchers to keep distance
Since a rare owl was spotted last week in Middleton, curious watchers and birders from near and far have stopped by to get a peek at it.
Clarence "Owl Man" Cameron, a Madison artist who's been sculpting owls for 46 years, said the normally rarely seen great grey is characterized by its deceptively large head, which is mostly plumage.
"Their heads are actually rather small, [what you see] is just about all feathers," Cameron said.
Dane County Humane Society’s Four Lakes Wildlife Center, a wildlife rehabilitation program, has been monitoring the great grey owl in Middleton. Wildlife Center representatives said keeping distance is for the better wellness of the bird.
Brooke Lewis, wildlife rehab supervisor with DCHS, said the great grey will eventually need to return back north, which will require peak health.