An Early Evening Encounter With Short-eared Owls

March 07, 2023  •  2 Comments

On February 25, Elena and I spent a great day at MK Goddard and Pymatuning State Parks.  On our way home we passed through an area that, up until two years ago, was a great place to photograph Short-eared Owls.

Short-eared Owls are merely visitors during our Western Pennsylvania winter months.  If you search my blogs for "Short-eared Owl", you will find a couple blogs I wrote about them.  I even had an article published in Pennsylvania Magazine a few years ago.

We arrived at 5:05 PM and was surprised to find two "shorties" already flying around.  Why were we surprised?  Normally, they don't hit the fields to hunt until right before dusk.  On this day, we had them for almost an hour before sunset.

That's enough from me... I'll let this 6 minute video tell the story!

Short-eared Owl

 


Comments

HARTWECK TAMMY(non-registered)
That was so breath taking ,wild but so free. Beautful gliding, the markings on the owls were really beautiful markings you always do a wonder job Thanks for sharing
Marilyn S. Kay(non-registered)
Fantastic video!!!! I was just thinking of you earlier this evening, so I was truly delighted to come on here to find this video posted. You never disappoint!! What a great experience you & Elena had!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
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