Short-eared Owls, Rough-legged Hawks, Bridgeport Valley

Observers: Andy Zdon
Verification: sierra
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Date: 12/19/2006
Time: 10:34 AM -0500


Two Short-eared Owls were patrolling the irrigated pasture land between Bridgeport and Twin Lakes yesterday. First saw them perched on wood fence posts, and had wonderful close views of them both stationary and flying. Very pale, almost white undersides of one bird present, but near black wrist-markings (apparently an adult male). Spectacular!! Also, 5 Rough-legged Hawks were seen right along Twin Lakes Road in varying place (and i suspect more present in the valley).