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Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus) by Twan Leenders

Posted on Nov 29, 2013

This morning Twan found six Short-eared Owls at the Chautauqua County/Jamestown Airport hanging out near a warm wet spot within all the snow (funny, the breeding Henslow’s Sparrows like the same areas!) This evening we enjoyed watching at least that many hunting for their small mammal prey. The favored hunting area on Airport Drive seems to be the best spot to watch them in flight and perch on some of the runway lights.

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