Mar 062017
 

I just got back from Florida and was getting some wood from the wood pile where I found the carcass of a Long-eared Owl. Looking at the condition of the carcass, it appears the bird may have starved to death.

Derry Fairweather, Buckhorn Lake

Jan 032016
 

On the morning of January 3, I had a Long-eared Owl in my backyard. The bird was perched in a mountain-ash close to my feeders. It may have been attracted by the bird activity at the feeder. Long-ears will prey on other birds. The owl stayed for about 45 minutes, before crows drove it away. I was able to get some pictures of this uncommon species (see below). By the way, I still have a leucistic female cardinal coming to the feeder. It has a white patch on each side of the head.

Murray Palmer, Wildlark Drive

Long-eared Owl being harrassed by a crow - Murray Palmer

Long-eared Owl being harrassed by a crow – Murray Palmer

Close-up of Long-eared Owl - Jan. 3, 2015 - Wildlark Drive, PTBO - Murray Palmer

Close-up of Long-eared Owl – Jan. 3, 2015 – Wildlark Drive, PTBO – Murray Palmer

Leucistic NOCA - Murray Palmer

Leucistic NOCA – Murray Palmer