Owl Diary: Saturday 1/5

Despite a sharp and chill southerly wind with gusts above 30 mph, both the east owl and the north owl showed themselves.

As the video shows, the east owl chose a spot about ten feet south of its position yesterday. The new position, between a rock and a chopped fennel bush, probably gave it better shelter from the wind.

The north owl’s habitual position at the water’s edge stood in the lee of the southerly gale. The bird looked alert and well. My camera’s position, however, stood fully exposed to the wind and my video came out too shaky to show. A still will have to do:

North owl January 5 10:25 a.m.

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