Posted by: atowhee | April 19, 2017

A COLLEGIAL OWL

Not many would select the word “collegial” to describe the voracious Great Horned Owl, feared by most, beloved only by those too large for the bird’s appetite.  But today the Linfield College bird walk group happened on this fellow sleeping off a long night of hunting. Melanie Byers Jones sent me this shot from her cell phone:LINFLD OWLThese owls are early breeders and are already fledging young.  Sadly my wife and I found the corpse of a young GHO on a road in the foothills west of McMinnville recently.  Obviously the young bird had been hit by a vehicle.

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