December 10, 2009

Short-eared Owl in B&W

This is just one of the 13 Short-eared Owls I a few nights ago! I also saw two Great Horned Owls which makes 15 total owls. We had the same number of owls as we had number of species. The photo was done in black and white to give it the feel of a cold December night. I love especially that you can see snow falling in the photo. I saw eight with one leaft to right move of the binoculars!


The Early Birder said...

Fabulous round face. You must be hogging the Short-Ears as I haven't seen any yet this winter.

Great shots of the Blue Jay & Sparrow in your previous post plus lots and lots of splendid images on your flickr link. Well done.

dianaf said...

Where did you see them? We live in Waterloo IA any ideas where to go to see them in IA? Thanks

Tucker L said...

We saw the owls all the way out near Sioux City, IA. We found them at some wetland areas such as Owego Wetlands in the Missouri River Valley. If there are any wetland areas near Waterloo check them out around sunset during the winter and you may find some.

Jo-Anne said...

Cool! It's been a great Winter for owl sightings here. So far, I've seen 2 Eastern Screech Owls (Gray morph), Great Horned Owl and Long-eared Owl. :)