Date: 11/3/17 1:10 pm From: <ocean2trail...> [OrangeCountyBirding] <OrangeCountyBirding-noreply...> Subject: [OrangeCountyBirding] Long-eared Owl in Costa Mesa
At about 3:45 AM this morning (11/3) I heard the harsh hoots of a Long-eared Owl behind our house. The City of Costa Mesa has planted long-needled pines in the parkway along Mesa Verde Drive, and the bird was undoubtedly roosting in one of these trees on the west side of Mesa Verde Drive West near its intersection with Rhodes Drive. My main focus was letting the dogs out for a bathroom break, so I didn't seek the exact location of the bird. I will make a more thorough search this evening.