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Quick-eared Owl | Sitka Nature


Overcast and calm. Temperatures peaked close to freezing, with in a single day lows within the mid 20s or so.

I received a report of Quick-eared Owls on the airport simply earlier than sitting down for lunch.

After a hurried lunch, I headed out and was capable of see and get images of a Quick-eared Owl (#178) flying over the grassy space between the runway and fence.

It principally stayed down in direction of the lagoon. I may see it, however not particularly nicely. I waited hoping it would fly again up in direction of the outdated long run parking.

Earlier than lengthy, some ravens took discover of it and started harassing it a bit. It flew larger and better and out in direction of the sound. Finally the ravens gave up, and final I noticed it, it was flying excessive in direction of Kruzof.

I spent a little bit extra time wanting round on Japonski Island, then made one other cross by the airport in case the second could be round. I assumed I may need seen it by the lagoon as I used to be driving down the street. It was not a ok look to make certain, and I didn’t see no matter it was once more.

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