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Short-eared Owl in flight
Asio flammeus
Copyright David Seibel, 2007 (#1058) | Send Comment

Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II N
Exposure: 1/250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 800
Lens: Canon 500mm f/4L IS + 1.4x II TC
Date: January 15, 2007
Location: Clinton Lake, Douglas County, Kansas, USA

Description: 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.