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Short-eared Owl, Fiesta Island, 27 Nov 2020


Paul Chad
 

Tried Nancy C's suggestion once or twice last winter, but scans over the grounds at Mission Bay- FI between sunset and darkness turned up no owls,

But success today, and no waiting needed! Upon getting out of the car in that section of road between the berms about ten minutes before sunset, a bird was sighted flying around. Soon, two S-E Owls and one (fem/imm) Harrier were seen over the brushy area to the north.

County life-list 383. Thanks again, Nancy :-)

Paul Chad
University City


Jim Roberts GMAIL
 

Just after sunset this evening (12/5/20) a single SHORT-EARED OWL flew from the north end of Fiesta Island and continued past the site listed in Paul Chad's report,
long-winged, light faced, dark wing markings.

Tried for the Sage thrasher late this afternoon at UCSD.  No luck.  Would be curious if anyone else had tried for that bird.

                                      Jim Roberts
                                     University City

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Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Short-eared Owl, Fiesta Island, 27 Nov 2020
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Tried Nancy C's suggestion once or twice last winter, but scans over the grounds at Mission Bay- FI between sunset and darkness turned up no owls,

But success today, and no waiting needed!  Upon getting out of the car in that section of road between the berms about ten minutes before sunset, a bird was sighted flying around.  Soon, two S-E Owls and one (fem/imm) Harrier were seen over the brushy area to the north.

County life-list 383.  Thanks again, Nancy  :-)

Paul Chad
University City






David Trissel
 

No luck on Sage Thrasher when I checked between 10 and 11 today.

David Trissel
San Diego, CA

On Dec 5, 2020, at 5:24 PM, Jim Roberts GMAIL <jroberts32281947@...> wrote:


Just after sunset this evening (12/5/20) a single SHORT-EARED OWL flew from the north end of Fiesta Island and continued past the site listed in Paul Chad's report,
long-winged, light faced, dark wing markings.

Tried for the Sage thrasher late this afternoon at UCSD.  No luck.  Would be curious if anyone else had tried for that bird.

                                      Jim Roberts
                                     University City

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Paul Chad via groups.io <paulchad4=yahoo.com@groups.io>
Date: Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 6:36 PM
Subject: [SanDiegoRegionBirding] Short-eared Owl, Fiesta Island, 27 Nov 2020
To: <sandiegoregionbirding@groups.io>


Tried Nancy C's suggestion once or twice last winter, but scans over the grounds at Mission Bay- FI between sunset and darkness turned up no owls,

But success today, and no waiting needed!  Upon getting out of the car in that section of road between the berms about ten minutes before sunset, a bird was sighted flying around.  Soon, two S-E Owls and one (fem/imm) Harrier were seen over the brushy area to the north.

County life-list 383.  Thanks again, Nancy  :-)

Paul Chad
University City