[Tweeters] Short-Eared Owl or Northern Harrier/Edie Rd/Stanwood

Philip Dickinson pdickins at gmail.com
Sun Oct 23 23:04:28 PDT 2016

My experience from North Carolina is that the harriers feed in the day and
settle down at dusk, then the owls come in and feed. However, I know owls
also are seen during the day at Eide, which is rarely the case back east.

Phil Dickinson
Lake Stevens

On Sun, Oct 23, 2016 at 10:33 PM, Steve Krival <stevekrival at live.com> wrote:


> Does anyone know if Northern Harriers feed after dark? I was at mouth of

> the Stillaguamish this afternoon and evening. From 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM I saw

> several pairs of NHs working the marsh between Eide Rd and the other side

> of the 532 bridge. Too far off for me to confidently ID I thought I saw 1-2

> short-eared owls. I left and came back at 7:30 PM. I had a strong Led bike

> light and with me, and for about 5 seconds, saw either an owl or NH hunting

> low over the marsh. If NHs don’t feed at night, then it was likely a SEO.


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