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Posted by: atowhee | June 18, 2019

OWLS LARGE AND SMALL

There are five species of owl that are present at Malheur and the nearby open space every year.  We found three of them on our June trip.  We missed Long-eared and Barn.  Here are some images of Great Horned, Short-eared and Burrowing.
This burrower is nesting along Potter Swamp Lane.  His nest is just below the bush whereon he perched, and we saw him fly-catch and then deliver prey to the nest.buro-swamp2
buro-swamp1There were a trio of Great Horned Owlets at Malheur Headquarters, and they were often perched near one another in daylight.  Sometimes we could find one or both adults as well.ghowlets (2)ghowlet-one

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