Another Owl pic

Jon54

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I love owls but don't understand their migration habits. At Shelby Farms in Memphis, a relatively large group of short eared owls has inhabited a couple fields. Most days they show up right at sunset. Last nite I counted at least 6. Others have said they have seen as many as 20.

These guys are acrobatic. They cruise grass tops and if a hawk or harrier shows up, the fight is on. Here's but ne pic from yesterday.
 

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These guys had a strange bark, which I'd never heard before.
I guess it is the Northern Short-eared Owl. Here are some sounds on the Cornell Labs All About Birds site:

 
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