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Short-Eared Owls at Shawangunk Grasslands NWR

A two hour drive from New York City is the Shawangunk Grasslands NWR, an old airstrip that is now a National Wildlife Refuge.  This time of year it is home to a number of Short-Eared Owls that appear about an hour before sunset.

Tonight, I saw six.  It was a life bird for me! 

(The refuge is currently closed to pedestrians, as they are reseeding.  The pictures are a little blurry due to the distance they were taken from.)


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