Owl Week in the Valley

Hello everyone,  First we have a snowy owl take up residence in Deerfield and now we have three short-eared owls hunting on the honey pot, a number of mornings and evenings this week.  They didn’t come on Tuesday (7th) but yesterday (8th), we had a field day (pun intended)!  Unlike the snowy owl which is diurnal (hunts day and night probably because they nest above the arctic circle where it daytime all the time in the summer), short-eared owls are nocturnal hunting from dusk to dawn.  We were losing the light but still got some good views of it.  Above is some video and below are some pictures (click to enlarge).

Try to make out the tufts of its ears...hence, short-eared owl!

Try to make out the tufts of its ears…hence, short-eared owl!

A real beauty!

A real beauty!

Losing most of our light...

Losing most of our light…

About John Body

I live in Western Massachusetts, in the incredibly beautiful Connecticut River Valley. I've been hiking, kayaking, and tracking wildlife throughout the Valley with lots of photos and videos that people may like to see. Whenever I travel I also take my cameras just in case I see great scenery or wildlife. My passion is wildlife conservation so I try to attend wildlife workshops and land preservation events (Habitat, Habitat, Habitat!). When I get a chance, I videotape the experts, they're just so knowledgeable and inspiring. I hope you enjoy my posts.
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