Resting Long-eared Owl

A Long-eared Owl resting in a tree at Eide Road on Port Susan Bay near Stanwood, Washington.
Resting Long-eared Owl

My previous two posts featured Short-eared Owls – owls that are active during the day and hence fairly easy to locate and photograph.  The owl in this post is a Long-eared Owl.  These owls hunt during the night and rest during the day, so they are not as easy to see.

A few weeks ago when I was photographing Short-eared Owls near Stanwood, Washington, this Long-eared Owl was resting in some dense nearby foliage.  Unfortunately, not a great photo because of the branches surrounding and in front of the owl, but it was still a treat for me to see one of these birds for the first time!

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