Date: 11/16/18 9:01 am From: Ben Weinstein <benweinstein2010...> Subject: [obol] small GHOW fern hill park, NE Portland
About 10 minutes ago I had an interesting, and frustratingly incomplete, sighting. I was at Fern Hill Park in NE Portland with my dog, without binos or a cell phone, and found an owl tucked close to the trunk of large fir, about 10m up. The bird was being harassed by several crows. It had large ear tufts. Obviously size can be tricky, but the bird was slender and smaller than a barred owl. My experience with GHOW is that they feel large and heavy. I could not see any color, but it definitely had some white around the chin. Given this, and the relative rarity, I think its safe to rule out LEOW, but it took me awhile. If anyone is around Fern Hill, it was in the first set of trees behind the dog park, away from the roads.