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Short Eared Owl? Please confirm (not hen harrier)

Observed: 27th March 2012 By: ruanaichruanaich’s reputation in Birdsruanaich’s reputation in Birds

Originally saw 2 of these in the far distance, they never came close enough (as you can tell from poor photos) but one did make its way toward me and flew relatively close as I lay in wait near the hilltop fort remains atop Carman Hill above the Firth of Clyde.

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definitely a short eared owl,

definitely a short eared owl, the short tail and round body and head show a definite owl for a start. the marks on the wings are distinctive, in future, to let you know, hen harriers have long tails.

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Noted comment about tail, thanks Scott.

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