Sunday, March 11, 2012

Church Road • March 10



Northern Harrier. Last evening Mary Flood and I checked out the Short-eared Owls along Church Road in Hamlin. A trio of Northern Harriers joined in the fun. This one landed and preened for a while.


Short-eared Owl. We eventually counted five Short-eared Owls.


Short-eared Owl. We stayed in my car for most of the hour and this resulted in the owls flying very close to us!


Short-eared Owl. They made several passes just a few feet away from the car!


Short-eared Owl


Short-eared Owl. A couple of times one would land quite close to us for a while.


Short-eared Owl


Short-eared Owl


Short-eared Owl


Short-eared Owl. The best encounter was at the very end.


Short-eared Owl


Short-eared Owl


Northern Harrier  3
Short-eared Owl  5
Horned Lark  1