Owl, Asio otus
Long-eared Owls aren't easy to find, but we are lucky to have a reliable site
in the SF Bay Area where they can always be seen and where these photographs
were taken: Mercey Hot Springs, a small out-of-the way resort in the hills
on the western edge of the Central Valley, about half way between Fresno
and the Monterey Peninsula. As of Fall 2014, the resort is charging a fee for
photography on the premises by those who are not overnight guests.