[Tweeters] great book on owls of the west - 1/23/15

Barbara Deihl barbdeihl at comcast.net
Fri Jan 23 12:27:07 PST 2015

Do you know that Log-eared Owls are smaller than Short-eared or that some Longears in Germany, during a time of deep snow, learned to line up on fence posts and wait for a tray of mice that would be brought to them? Or, do you know that Short-eared Owl roost sites can be on the ground, in trees, gravel pits or cars at a wrecking yard ? Or that their young walk around before they fly?

Fascinating information and research data, as well as humorous anecdotes and wordage make the book "Field Guide to OWLS of the West" (2007) by Hans Peeters, a great read. And the illustrations and photos, also by the author, add to the delightfulness of this book. Very comprehensive species accounts, sections on Owls and Humans, Hunting and Eating, Owl field marks, Owl photography and a nice bit at the end, about the author, all combine to make this book one you might wish to take a look at or acquire. There is one place I know of in the Seattle area that has a copy right now - most others can order it for you or you can check out online possibilities.

Perfect for the uptick of owl interest and activity this winter around the NW...

Bookin' it near Matthews Beach.

Barb Deihl
NE Seattle
barbdeihl at comcast.net

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