Short-eared Owl

Spooky Owl

Halloween is still far away, but during a review of some older owl images this one caught my eye as a spooky, Halloween type of interpretation.
So, here’s the “Spooky Owl” featuring the Short-Eared Owl

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Short-Eared Owl Watching Your Moves

Here are 3 reasons I like this photograph:
(1) I love owls. This one is a Short-Eared owl. They are somewhat diurnal, more active at dusk and hunt at night. It’s one of my preferred owls due to the color of its eyes.
(2) The frame tells the story of the wise and foolish, mysterious and silent, watching your every [...]

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Short Eared Owl With Moon in Background

One reason I eagerly expect the winter: For these Short Eared Owls to return to their wintering grounds.
And then I can again listen to their soundless flight as they glide through the cold evening air.

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Roosting Short-Eared Owls

The short-eared owl, is the most diurnal of all the northeastern owls. This also means that birders and photographers have a better opportunity to spot, observe and photograph them. During the winter months, the probability to see the owls increases as they roost in trees, sometimes communally in large numbers.
Today’s frame shows two short-eared owls, in [...]

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