Posted by: atowhee | February 8, 2018


Barred Owl in the “wrong” place.  My friend Dick Ashford took this shot late yesterday as he scouted meadows for Great Gray Owls in the southern Cascades, around 4500 feet in elevation:dick's barredThis is a spot where I have seen both hunting and nesting Great Grays in the past, a meadow rich with small rodents near Howard Prairie Lake east of Ashland.

And the Center for Biological Diversity would like to see Oregon put the Marbled Murrlelet on its endangered list…as Washington State and California have already done:


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