Long-eared Owl

Asio otus

ML63689371



eBird Checklist S38205973
Sevenmile Creek--Prickly Pear Land Trust (restricted access)
Lewis and Clark, Montana, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 46.6399, -112.0994 Map

Age
Unknown
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

Seen on my return, along the stream corridor near the boundary between reaches 3 and 4, when a deer moved from an area of shrubby alders, apparently spooking the owl. Got a brief glimpse of a large, seemingly raptorial bird in short flight within the alder thicket. After apparently perching again out of sight (a brief pause), it flew downstream and perched visible in a willow, allowing me to get photos. In flight, I got the impression of a mottled brown back and upperwing; I did not see a buffy shoulder patch on the wing (quite brief view). Wings rounded at the tips. When perched, ear tufts, narrow body and face profile, and much smaller size compared to GHOW were obvious. Flew again after roughly 30 seconds (estimated) into a thicket downstream. I skirted ca 20 m from the stream at that point and apparently managed to not flush the bird again.

Technical Information

Model
COOLPIX P900
f-stop
f/6.5
Focal length
428.4 mm
Shutter speed
1/200 sec
ISO
400
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
875KB
Dimensions
3070 x 2304

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