A pre-dawn visit to the Shawangunk Grasslands in Ulster County, New York, on Thanksgiving morning was well worth the long drive in the dark, especially as it was just a little bit out of my way en route to my folks’ house for Thanksgiving. Short-eared Owls are crepuscular hunters so if you want to see them you need to try either very early or very late in the day. Choosing early turned out to be a good decision.
Crescent moon and ghostly wings
Over frozen fields