Date: 10/9/17 2:23 pm
From: Scott Judd <scottmjudd...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...>
Subject: IBET Short-eared Owl - Rogers Park, Chicago
While photographing a pair of local American Kestrels this afternoon at
Leone Park Beach in Rogers Park, Chicago, I noticed a large, distant bird
drifting up out of the dune restoration area.

A quick peek in the binoculars confirmed it was an owl, at which point I
managed a few long-distance record-shots before it disappeared quickly out
over Lake Michigan, which you can see here:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/EnMwt1aSwIe5XWYg2

In nearly two years of many frequent scans of our local beach, this was my
first owl sighting.

Good birding,

Scott Judd
Rogers Park, Chicago, IL, Cook County

 
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