Long-eared Owls at Col Sam Smith Park: March 5, 2022

The Saturday group has had some challenging weather including a morning of -30 degrees with the wind chill.

This morning the temperature was above zero for the group and the wind, though chilly, was endurable.

just after sunrise

We were rewarded for our final winter walk with the presence of two Long-eared Owls:

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

Other birds:

Mourning Dove
Buffleheads and a Goldeneye
Northern Cardinal (female)
Buffleheads
Brown-headed Cowbird (female)
Red-breasted Mergansers
Greater Scaup
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Red-breasted Mergansers
American Crow
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
White-winged Scoter (male) and Greater Scaup (female)
Canada Geese
White-winged Scoter (female) and Greater Scaup
Long-tailed Ducks
Red-breasted Mergansers
American Crow
Gulls
Red-breasted Mergansers
Mute Swan
American Black Duck and Mallards
Mute Swan
Gadwall
Red-breasted Merganser (male)
American Crow

NATURE POETRY

His velvet wing sweeps through the night:
With magic of his wondrous sight
He oversees his vast domain,
And king supreme of night doth reign. – Elizabeth Sears Bates

Miles Hearn

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