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 > > >