I took the afternoon off from vireo searching and visited Dead Creek WMA and Gage Road. Snow Geese continue at Dead Creek, though they were situated well back from the viewing area today. I saw four different Northern Harriers at various times, including two working the field to the south of Gage Road at dusk. Shortly after sunset beneath a waxing crescent moon, two Short-eared Owls emerged from the trees and fluttered over the same field. One of the owls was unusually curious about my presence and circled around at a distance of about 10 yards from my head, the closest encounter I have ever had with one of these fascinating creatures.
Beautiful sunset; beautiful birds.