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The Long-Eared Owl is a medium sized owl which is approximately 35 centimeters long (around 13 inches) and weighs 8-15 ounces. It is called long eared because of the tuft of feather on its head that look like ears.
Found in dense wooded area, near open fields. This bird hunts in open fields at night, and roosts in very dense cover very near where it hunts.
The pictures are of 3 of the at least 14 Long-eared Owls that roosted together this winter. Please note that the map location is simply placed to show they roosted in Southeastern Wisconsin. Long-eared Owls are the only Owl that I know of that roost communally ( in groups).
Spotted on Feb 5, 2016
Submitted on Feb 25, 2016
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Incredible photo series !
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Wonderful photos and congratulations!
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Elegant & sophisticated owl !!!!