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Short-eared Owl by John Hartog

Subject: Short-eared Owl by John Hartog
From: "kjcolver" kjcolver
Date: Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:09 pm ((PDT))
Check out the latest podcast by John Hartog, a pair of Short-eared Owls.  T=
hese birds are quite difficult to record.  John's recording has samples of =
the male hooting, the female screech, and the male wing-claps.  Listen at w= or the iTunes Store (free) under the podcast "Soundscapes for=

Here is what John says about his recording:

"An early morning sageland soundscape featuring short-eared owls (Asio flam=
meus) with barks, hoots, wing-claps, flybys and other interesting behavior.=

This excerpt begins with the Wilson's snipe winnowing in the distance and a=
 surrounding chorus of sage thrashers, vesper sparrows, and savannah sparro=
ws. Then some rapid wing beats can be heard which sound like two greater sa=
ge grouse landing nearby - right in the middle of the ensuing owl activity.=
 Toward the end there are some great flyby sounds from a circling bird my g=
uess is this is a an owl, though it could be a northern harrier as a pair w=
ere noticed nearby. Recorded at Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, Lak=
e County, Oregon, May 20, 2009, 05:31 am."  John Hartog

John Hartog lives in Portland Oregon, and he enjoys visiting natural areas =
around the state and throughout the Pacific Northwest in search of good loc=
ations for quietude, observing nature, and recording.
Through his natural soundscape recordings he hopes to share his appreciatio=
n for natural quiet and to promote efforts of natural ecosystem conservatio=
n and restoration.

Visit his website at

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