Species, Date, Time and Location Information
12/20/2017 12:30:00 PM
12/20/2017 1:00:00 PM
Duration (total time in view):
I-76 mile 130
Open short-grass prairie and agricultural, above the N. Platte river valley.
Minox 10 X 40 binoculars
50 meters, approximately
Description of the Bird
A large white owl, with extensive dark barring on the undersides, scaps, and back. The face was white, as was most of the head and nape. There was a patch of darker feathering on the nape. Pics may allow aging and sexing once I get home in a couple of weeks.
Similar Species Discussion
The large head and overall shape were enough to rule out anything other than an owl. The extensive white and round head rule out Great Horned Owl, and the size rules out any other likely owls.
Memory -- no guides consulted.
I have seen several dozen Snowy Owls and more Great Horned Owls. I have seen at least several of all of our larger owls.
Date Documentation Submitted
12/20/2017 7:00:00 PM
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