Date: 1/10/19 4:37 pm
From: Mark Rolfes <mark.rolfes...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: Short-eared Owls Continue at Cedar Rapids
Tonight Deb and I went to look for the Short-eared Owls near the Eastern
Iowa Airport that were reported by Jim Forde. We parked at the end of the
runway on Cherry Valley Rd.
Shortly after 5:00 PM we were treated to a group of 5 (five!) Short-eared
Owls, flying in from the west (same as Jim described).
They continued to fly around low over the field for a few minutes and then,
basically one-by-one, took turns casually flying over Cherry Valley Rd into
the fenced in area of the airport. The last one perching on the fence for a
couple minutes to give us a really good look!

Mark & Deb Rolfes
Solon, IA

On Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 6:05:21 PM UTC-6, Jim Forde wrote:
> Tonight there were 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS at the Eastern Iowa Airport. A
> single flew over Cherry Valley Road at 5:12 p.m. and another two minutes
> later.
> Both were high and came a long distance from the west. The airport must be
> a special place to draw them from that far away.
> Jim Forde
> Cedar Rapids

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