2020—Short-eared Owl

The Skagit River Valley in Washington is a damp and rainy place. It has been raining non-stop since we arrived on Monday and some of the roads we’ve traveled have been flooded at low spots. The rain has kept most birds from venturing far from shelter and we saw one large tree with at least 37 Bald Eagles perched in it for most of the day. But we were at Skagit River to photograph owls, specifically Short-eared Owls, not Bald Eagles and on our second day we finally spotted a couple of them. We returned to the same area on our last day and we had some luck photographing some Short-eared Owls. They were drenched from the relentless rain.