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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jim Mead" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2008 6:09 AM
Subject: [VTBIRD] Short-eared Owls


Hello All,

There were "seven" Short-eared Owls located over the fields south of Gage
Rd. in Addison last evening. They put on quite an aerial display for myself 
and
two other birders. The first owl was spotted at 4:53 p.m. It flew around for 
a
bit then landed atop a row of soil. We all enjoyed nice looks at it while it 
was
there. Then more owls started flying over the field in front of us joined by
even more until they totaled seven. Their bouncy, swift and seemingly
choreographed group hunting behavior was an awesome sight to behold. We
watched them for about 10 minutes. The conditions were great for seeing
them last evening as they were even more visible with the aid of the amply
provided moonlight.

Good luck to any that try to see them. It is well worth the "effort".

Enjoy Birds,

Jim Mead