Just a short tid-bit. The owls are "back." -- Or perhaps they've never left.
There's a family of three owls, and they've taken up somewhat permanent residence in the pine trees just West of St. Monica's church, right there on Silver Spring. Here's an exact map. (They formerly lived in some trees on Shoreland.)
If you walk in about 50 feet and look up into the pine trees, you'll see this: See if you can identify these owls from other North American Owls. The Silver Spring BID should have a naming contest!