Short-eared Owl (Northern)

Asio flammeus flammeus

ML193923561



eBird Checklist S62426295
Nauset Beach, Orleans
Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 41.7888, -69.9355 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

Fantastic show south of Pochet starting around 2:00PM. First seen in an aerial battle with a NOHA and PEFA. Once the PEFA saw it, its harassment behavior changed and it left the NOHA alone to pursue the SEOW. The PEFA some serious passes at the owl, at which point the owl tried to avoid the falcon by flying 1000ft or more into the air for 5min or so. On the SEOWs descent back down to the marsh, the PEFA took a teardrop dive at the SEOW at great speed (at which point we were sure the SEOW was done for). Somehow it managed to maneuver away from the PEFA's talons and made it back to the marsh. The PEFA seemed tired and headed back to Pochet, and the owl began hunting the dunes, which it did til at least 4:00PM.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS REBEL T3
Lens model
EF400mm f/5.6L USM
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/2500 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
1,280KB
Dimensions
2048 x 1533

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