Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus ) prefer open grasslands, and is one of the most widely distributed owls in the world. At a distance they look and are mistaken for the Norhern Harrier hunting by gliding back and forth in open fields dropping in on voles and mice. Dijournal, hunting day and night these birds will roost most of the day in the tall grass and come out long before the sun goes down. Sometimes found in groups during the late winter early spring you can attempt to photograph them or just watch in amazement. Passing back and forth presents ample opportuntiy to try your hand with the camera and if you miss they’ll come back again. Shot at Middle Creek Wildlife area near Klienfeltersville, PA.