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Lorraine Boyd
Wallkill, New York
04:59 pm

Equipment Details:

D500 with 600 f/4 lens hand held

Post-processing Details:

large crop and enhance three photos, create collage

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It seems that the Short-eared owls were taking their time to finally appear in our area. Normally migrating from the north around December or so, they are suddenly starting to show up. I visited the Shawangunk Grasslands, where I finally saw them. They live in open terrain & marshes where they can be active during the day, especially in the evening. It's fun to watch them hunt over the fields with their floppy wingbeats, moving like a giant moth.