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Taxonomy: Order Strigiformes >> Family Strigidae >> Genus Asio

Short-eared Owl (Unique ID: 1058)
Short-eared Owl
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Species: Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)
Location: Clinton Lake, Douglas County, Kansas, United States
Age: adult     Plumage: basic/year-round     Activity: flying
Sex: ---     Visibility: full body     Quantity: single
Photographer: David Seibel     Date: January 15, 2007
Equipment: Canon EOS 1D Mark II N and Canon 500mm f/4L IS     Megapixels: 4.9

Notes: I photographed this bird on an extremely cold evening just after sunset. (My fingers were so cold that I couldn't feel the shutter release.) This was one of several Short-eared Owls that spent a few weeks in the grassy field and prairie restoration area below the dam at Clinton Lake.


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