[birding] pygmy owl v. sharpie
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!
6 mi SW of Philomath, Benton Co.
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