Date: 11/16/18 9:22 am
From: Bob Archer <rabican1...>
Subject: [obol] Re: small GHOW fern hill park, NE Portland
Agree, not sure why Long-eared was ruled out. But they are around the city
this time of year.

Bob Archer

On Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 9:08 AM Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>

> I saw a LEOW under just such circumstances at Zumwalt Park, Fern Ridge
> Reservoir, one Saturday in November 1976. Mike Patterson and Alan
> Curmudgeon got to see it too. We had binoculars. It's the second growth
> D-fir, corvidmobbing that was similar. Given the fern connection, l bet you
> saw Asio, not Bubo. Lars
> On Fri, Nov 16, 2018, 9:00 AM Ben Weinstein <benweinstein2010...>
> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> 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.
>> Ben Weinstein
>> --
>> Ben Weinstein, Ph.D.
>> Postdoctoral Fellow
>> University of Florida

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