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Checklist S22136635

 
Location
Roseburg, 500-946 Brumbach Road, Douglas County, Oregon, US ( Map )
Date and Effort
Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:53 PM
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
1
Duration:
30 minute(s)
Observers:
Matthew Hunter
Comments:
Parked at corner and used bins and scope to search for Short-eared Owls over wetland/marsh areas to NW. Official sunset 1802, dusk 1831. Submitted from BirdLog NA for Android v1.9.6
Species
15 species total
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41
150
30
5
10
2
1
1

Spotted at 18:09 flying NE along W (far) side of marsh/wetland, coming from the direction of some buildings to the S. At one point landed on fence post for about 40 seconds. Then flew around over hillsides to NW of wetland. A couple different times had interactions with some other type of raptor of seemingly smaller size and darker, possibly Short-eared Owl, but too far and too little light to be sure. In contrast, the Barn Owl was quite pale and easy to follow for several minutes.

2

Began calling about 18:20, some distance to NNE.

1

Spotted about 18:15 over wetland/marsh habitat almost directly N (slightly W of N) of point about 300-400 m. Bird was zipping back and forth over area, sometimes with quick up and downs and short hovering. It was darker than the Barn Owl, slightly smaller, w/narrower wings, quicker flight. Upper parts w/noticeable contrasting dark and light patches, especially on wings, unlike more even pale shading on Barn Owl. Would be difficult to distinguish from Long-eared Owl in such poor light, but combination of high contrast plumage, open habitat, and flight behavior over marsh strongly favors Short-eared Owl. No long tail or white rump like harrier.

1
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1
10
 

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