Birds of special interest
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Red-shouldered Hawk pair, Jan 1, 2016, Delta Ponds area Eugene
Photos taken by Oscar Palmquist
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Short-Eared Owls, Dec 26, 2014, Diamond Hill conservation area
This particular owl flew over my car looking down at me from about 20 feet above. It then circled and flew over me again looking down towards me. With the light level being so low at the time, 4:40 pm), and the bird's movement being so fast when up close like that, I was lucky to get my camera to focus and shoot any photos at all. The Owls first appeared around 4:25pm. They were making their one-syllable "beck" calls,, though I did not hear or see any of them doing the "wing-clapping" witnessed last Feb (2014) near the McLagan Eagle roost.
Snowy Owl, seen Dec 4, 2014,
at Perkins Peninsula Park way far out in mudflats
The first two photos were taken with a Canon SX50.
The first photo shows how tiny the owl appears at very low magnification such as with binoculars.
The following photo was taken with an iPhone 5C camera through a spotting scope with a 40X eyepiece.
photographed by Terry Smith,
Nov 18, 2014,
at Delta Ponds, Eugene Oregon
Seen Nov 4, 2014,
at Starlight Lane, Alvadore, Oregon
Seen October 28, 2014,
at Delta Ponds along river bike path
Seen October 23, 2014,
BOGS group at Delta Ponds along river bike path
Seen October 9, 2014,
at LCC from base of cell-phone tower
Fern Ridge Royal,, Sept 26, 2014
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