February 28, 2017

Short eared owl

Earlier this year there were a number of short eared owls in Essex County.
This is one of several hundred photos I took of the birds.

Asio flammeus

As suggested by their wide global distribution, Short-eared Owls can travel long distances over vast expanses of ocean. Witnesses have reported seeing these owls descending on ships hundreds of miles from land. source- Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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