Date: 11/16/18 9:44 am
From: Duke Tufty <dukedt...>
Subject: [obol] Re: small GHOW fern hill park, NE Portland
Correction. 50 east of bench.

On Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 9:34 AM Duke Tufty <dukedt...> wrote:

> Still here. In tree about 50 feet west of bench near bathrooms. Crows
> are calling conspicuously.
> On Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 9:22 AM Bob Archer <rabican1...> wrote:
>> Agree, not sure why Long-eared was ruled out. But they are around the
>> city this time of year.
>> Bob Archer
>> PDX
>> On Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 9:08 AM Lars Norgren <larspernorgren...>
>> wrote:
>>> 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
>>>> --
> Duke Tufty
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Duke Tufty

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