This evening I went to the Richard W. DeKorte Park in Lyndhurst to look for the Short-Eared Owls that has been sen here for a few weeks now. About 4:30 pm the first of these Owls was seen. Later we saw a second Owl as well. Here's a picture by friend Kevin Watson that shows the beauty of these birds.
Credit: Kevin Watson
Surprisingly we also had a Barn Owl that took a long flight very close to us. When I saw the completely white underwings I knew this was a different species, and then I saw the heart-shaped facial disk that's characteristic of this species.
Credit: Ashok Khosla
Earlier on the drive in I had seen a light morph of the Rough-Legged Hawk