Monday, January 28, 2013
Short-eared owl & others
Bitter cold weather this weekend, with temperatures in the single digits when factoring the windchill. Even so I made it out all weekend, lots of great birds about even with the cold conditions. Managed to drag my buddy Davey & Casey for most of it. 6 + imm Bald Eagles at Deer Island along the river. In Newbury we found a screech hiding in a small nook. Also caught a short-eared owl in the reserve tonight with a nice winter backdrop of snow and fading light. I also had the opportunity to hear Norm Smith speak at the Newbury library, he brought a Barn Owl and gave a short lecture on Snowy owls & other raptors. All and all a very good weekend.