Long-eared Owls in Wisconsin on January 28, 2016

I have looked high and low for this species over the years and today I stumbled across them, the Long-eared Owls. It was a thrill to see them and to finally get this life bird for the state. There were numerous birds present at this site which I cannot disclose. Such beautiful birds they are, smaller in size then I had thought. Images were taken on January 28, 2016.


Long-eared Owl

Binomial name: Asio otus

Category: Typical Owls

Size: 15” long, 36” wing span

Weight: 9 oz


























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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

14 Responses to Long-eared Owls in Wisconsin on January 28, 2016

  1. Patrick Dean says:

    What a beautiful bird – and excellent pictures, as usual. We’ve come to expect no less from you, Jim!! Thanx for the owl fix today.

  2. Myles Hurlburt says:

    Fantastic images. I’m going to la know place next weekend in hopes of finding them

  3. Kathi Johnson Rock says:

    What beautiful photos Jim. Love!!

  4. Nan Wisherd says:

    Stunning photos. Congrats on your life bird!

  5. Gerald Haiar says:

    Beautiful shots Jim. Best long eared owl photos I have seen.

  6. Amy says:

    Love! Love! Love! You got some beautiful shots of this gorgeous owl. Thank you for sharing this rare find. 🙂

  7. Annie says:

    OMG…..your pics are the best. Just seeing these are like actually finding one in the wild…..of which is still only a dream for me. Thanks for sharing you find.

  8. Awesome photos of an awesome bird. Thank-you for sharing this ‘wanna’ sighting.

  9. Thank-you for sharing your awesome photos of an awesome bird.

  10. Joanie says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Many thanks for sharing.

  11. Sara Sonntag says:

    That is fantastic Jim! Great find and so happy for you. Beautiful captures. Have a wonderful weekend!

  12. Laura Wentz says:

    Amazing photos Jim. It’s pretty cool what you find when you aren’t looking.

  13. Cindy says:

    Congratulations! They are amazing.

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