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     December 26, 2019      #93-360 KDJ
A short-eared owl perched on a survey marker at the Kankakee Sands in Newton County, Indiana.

Gary Soper/wildlifeinnature.com

Short-eared owl 

Gary Soper

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, that time when winter’s late afternoon skies become active with short-eared owls swooping, gliding or perched on a fence post or in a small leafless tree just above the tall grasses of their winter roost.

Early mornings and overcast days also are good times to see the owls.

Where suitable habitat exists on the restored prairies or along the rural roads of Northeastern Illinois and Northwestern Indiana during those cold winter months, it is during the late afternoon, as the sun retreats toward the southwest, when those delightful medium-sized ...

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A short-eared owl glides low over the prairie looking for prey this past week.

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