Subject: Owl identification Date: Dec 09 12:23:56 1998 From: Jim Rosso - jrosso at mediaseek.com
One of the identifications of a bird in my photo gallery has been questioned. He thinks its a Long-earred Owl instead of a Short-earred Owl. The site is http://hale.pepperdine.edu/~jlrosso/bird1.htm the site for the owl photo is http://hale.pepperdine.edu/~jlrosso/shearowl.htm
It was photographed in Minot North Dakota in a wide open prarie. Im am a bit embarrassed to say that the group of people I was with never considered the possbility of a Long-earred Owl. We just used the time of day that it was feeding, (right at the end of dusk) and the habitat as clues that it was a Short-earred.
So we are wondering what other people can make from this rather dark slide. Does the color in the face move in to the Long-earred Owl identification? Is there enough detail to tell?
Thanks for any help on this .
Jim Rosso Jim Rosso Issaquah, Washington 425-392-8440 jrosso at mediaseek.com