Short-eared Owls, October 28, 2017

Green-winged Teal

Short-eared Owl (click to see the larger version)

I had a fine morning of birding at Montrose today, October 28, highlighted by 3 Short-eared Owls in the dunes, including this perched individual. This may be the first Short-eared I’ve seen at Montrose that wasn’t flying. Days with brisk west winds, like today, in late October are best for seeing these birds at Montrose.

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