Thursday, June 24, 2010

Memorial Day weekend at Malheur: Part 21

Short-eared Owl Short-eared Owl at Malheur NWR, Oregon on 29 May, 2010 by Greg Gillson.


[Click to read all Memorial Day weekend at Malheur posts.]

Another bird that seems to like the south end of the refuge, between Page Springs Campground and Benson Pond, is the diurnal (day-time active) Short-eared Owl.

Flying like a big floppy moth, it wings over the meadows on deep wing strokes looking for rodents.

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