Long-eared Owl: Dr. J. Murray Speirs

This owl is found in the forested areas of both the Old World and America.

Long-eared Owl

In Ontario they are most frequently found in fall and winter, where they roost together in dense conifers.

Long-eared Owl

They nest here in spring, often taking over old crow’s nests.

Long-eared Owl

The Long-eared Owls looks like a small, slim edition of the Great Horned Owl. but with relatively long ear tufts, placed closer together near the centre of the head.

Long-eared Owl
Great Horned Owl

In 1933, Saunders & Dale noted a gnatcatcher-like squeal “sweah, sweah” by adults when their nest was approached.

Long-eared Owl
Long-eared Owl
Long-eared Owl
Long-eared Owl

Dr. J. Murray Speirs

1 thought on “Long-eared Owl: Dr. J. Murray Speirs

  1. Debi

    Thanks for the daily bird sightings. Good to see many are still out there. We find the nearby forest here in Oakville north is quiet.
    Our bird feeders, although well stocked, have gone unusually quiet for past several weeks. Not sure what we said!
    Enjoy the poems

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