Monday, February 27, 2012
A tip from birders Carol Karlen and Paul Sullivan led Johnny and me to Farmer Rd. near Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge this afternoon to look for the Short-eared Owls they found a few days ago. We arrived about 4:20 and one owl was already out hunting. We saw three during the next hour. My photos are from far away and are blurry but I was thrilled to get any. I'll post a video of an owl in its moth-like flight when I get it loaded to youtube. Although the photo below is very blurry, I like it because you can see the owl's yellow eyes. Same owl from the back (and not quite as blurry) is in the second photo.