Every Friday, we're going to begin featuring birds on our Facebook pageand our website that you can see at our sanctuaries. Today's Friday Feathered Feature is the Short-eared Owl. Despite the snow, there are still 2-3 Short-eared Owls hunting at ourGoose Pond Sanctuary near Arlington.
To see these amazing owls in action, we suggest visiting Goose Pond's Kampen Road on a clear day before sunset - and visit soon! These grassland owls fly lower to the ground, and feed on small mamals - especially voles. Check out this map to see where the owls were spotted recently: http://goo.gl/maps/do6xI
For more information on Goose Pond sightings, contact Mark and Sue Foote-Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 608-635-4160. Photo: Rich Armstrong. To see more birds of the sanctuaries, visit our archive.
With your help, we can continue to create success stories to come for many more birds and wildlife - We hope you will consider making a donation to Madison Audubon in your holiday and end-of-year charitable gifts. Your support helps us continue our mission of bird conservation, habitat protection, and environmental advocacy.
Photos by Daniel Dekeyser and Phil Brown