Date: 11/1/17 6:47 pm
From: David Irons <llsdirons...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Newport beach bird
These primary feathers are a perfect match for Barred and lack the broad buffy bars that would be shown by a a Short-eared Owl.

Moisture and age could be factors in the primary tips looking more attenuated.

Dave Irons
Beaverton, OR

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On Nov 1, 2017, at 5:47 PM, Robert O'Brien <baro...><mailto:<baro...>> wrote:

Whereas Barred has more rounded primary tips.(?)
Bob Obrien

On Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 4:43 PM, Robert O'Brien <baro...><mailto:<baro...>> wrote:
I've also seen SE Owls miles offshore, and I don't think they are 'lost'. One time one came
into the birding boat's wake as if interested in what was going on. Then it continued South.
GH owl seems right.
Bob OBrien

On Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 4:27 PM, Isaac Denzer <bartailedgodwit...><mailto:<bartailedgodwit...>> wrote:
It's not a SE Owl, look at the wing pattern. To me it looks like a Barred to me. Or, it could possibly a GH, but the wing stripes generally aren't so prominent or dark on them, so I really doubt it is one.

Isaac Denzer

On 11/1/2017 5:14 PM, Jeff Gilligan wrote:
Short-eared Owl? I have seen them far at sea from cruise ships.

Jeff Gilligan

On Nov 1, 2017, at 3:54 PM, Russ Namitz <namitzr...><mailto:<namitzr...>> wrote:

Not something you find in the beach everyday......

Russ Namitz

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