[CT Birds] SE Owl in Somers

greg hanisek ctgregh at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 7 08:43:38 EST 2016

Its worth noting that S-e Owl & N Harrier are known to roost communally. Someone well-known (maybe it was RTP himself) referred to the scene at dusk as "the changing of the guard," with harriers coming in and short-eareds going out. When I lived in NW NJ there was a spectacular roost in farmland near the Delaware R. that held 30+ harriers and 6+ short-ears.
Greg HanisekWaterbury 

    On Wednesday, December 7, 2016 7:49 AM, Jim Pfeifer via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

 This morning (12/7) with Joe Cala, bird showed at about 6:50 in same location previously reported on Durkee Road, and flew northwest along ridge.  Then, a second bird popped up from virtually the same location within the scrub and flew more southwest.  Due to weather and poor light (and not expecting to see a second bird), neither of us got a great look at the second bird, but based on size and flight style, I am 95% sure it was a second owl.  Also had a Northern Harrier coursing over the corn fields.

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