December 12, 2017

Long eared owl, Rondeau Provincial Park, Dec 12, 2017.


Thanks to local birders Steve and Aaron Charbonneau for the heads up about this owl.
It moved trees when mobbed by blue jays but stayed in the immediate area.

Asio otus
The hoot of the male Long-eared Owl can sometimes be heard up to 1 kilometer (0.7 mi) away.
source - https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Long-eared_Owl/lifehistory

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