[birdky] Short-eared owl

This morning, when I turned to leave right after cutting the ice on my back 
field pond, a short-eared owl flew up from the ground, maybe 15 or 20 feet from 
me. This pond has a fairly steep south facing bank which was created when a 
track hoe cleaned it out a few years ago. The owl was sitting on the steep 
incline of this bank midst very sparse weed cover. I didn't have my binoculars 
with me because I was cutting ice, but its very long wings, short tail and 
harrier like flight pattern were pretty clear cut. It flew low over a nearby 
hayfield until harassed by a red-tailed hawk, then headed northward. 
Frank Lyne
frank@xxxxxxxxxxx - near Dot in Logan County, KY 



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