November 29, 2007 [LINK / comment]

Long-eared Owl

A number of Augusta Bird Club members have reported hearing owls at night in and around Staunton lately, but thus far I have not heard any -- even though I am often awake into the wee hours of the morning! Anyway, it seemed like an appropriate excuse for showing off one of the latest bird photos sent to me by my brother John just a couple days ago:

Long-eared Owl

Long-eared owl, near Freeman, South Dakota, courtesy of John D. Clem.

UPDATE: I had put that photo in the wrong place, so it wasn't appearing until I rectified the matter. Thanks to Beth Lumadue for alerting me to that goof.

Birding locations

I have updated the Augusta County Birding locations page, in which the map now stays fixed in position as you scroll up and down, and with the detailed text descriptions now toggling open and closed. Further testing pending...