October 29, 2007
Erin Dreyfuss saw this Long-eared Owl at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in California.
Erin, of El Centro, California, was visiting the park's Tamarisk Grove
campground when she saw this owl (Asio otus)
perched near the trunk of a tamarisk tree, also known as a salt-cedar. She used a Canon Digital Rebel XT and a 100-300mm Tamron lens to take the photo. "There were actually four owls peering out of the tamarisk at me," she wrote. "They blended in so well with the main trunk of the tamarisk that I almost missed them."
You can see the bird at these great birdwatching hotspots: Tower Grove Park, St. Louis, Missouri Dunback Meadow, Lexington, Massachusetts Peace Valley Nature Park, Doylestown, PennsylvaniaDirections, maps, bird lists, and tips for more easy-to-get-to birdwatching destinations.View photos of other owls:
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- Barred Owl peering through trees
- Barred Owl, close-up portrait
- Boreal Owl
- Burrowing Owls
- Burrowing Owl in South Miami, Florida
- Burrowing Owl, close-up portrait
- Eastern Screech-Owl
- Great Gray Owl
- Great Horned Owl, juvenile, close-up portrait
- Great Horned Owls in cactus nest
- Great Horned Owl, adult and juveniles
- Great Horned Owl and chick
- Northern Hawk Owl
- Short-eared Owl
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