[birding] pygmy owl v. sharpie

Karan Fairchild alderspr at peak.org
Sun Oct 15 12:39:28 PDT 2017

This morning I looked out an upstairs window and saw the silhouette of a
pygmy owl in a maple tree, just outside.  I watched it for a bit and it
finally moved down to the yard fence.  Out of nowhere, a sharp-shinned hawk
came swooping in and tried to grab the owl.  The owl dropped into the rose
hedge and stayed there for a long time, keeping still at first and then
hopping around, finally flying off.  Close call!


Karan Fairchild

6 mi SW of Philomath, Benton Co.  


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