[Tweeters] Short-eared Owls?
zoramon at mac.com
Sat Apr 23 07:54:41 PDT 2022
Q1: Flooding likely severely limited the SEO’s food sources causing them to go elsewhere.
Q2: I have seen reports of SEOs on Whitney Island on FB birding groups.
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> On Apr 23, 2022, at 7:42 AM, jimbetz at jimbetz.com wrote:
> Last year, particularly in Jan and Feb but well into May - we were seeing
> Short-Eared Owls on the Samish Flats and Fir Island. This year has been
> VERY few. Does anyone know:
> 1) Why they aren't here this year?
> 2) Where they ARE this year?
> I will speculate on #1 by noting that we had a very long cold spell
> this year and it may have affected the vole/rodent population. ???
> I tried to use e-Bird to answer #2 and failed. I can get it to focus
> on Skagit County -or- on Short-eared Owls ... but not both ... in order
> to find "last seen". What am I doing wrong?
> - Jim in Burlington
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