Owljoy! Some of the Best Photos and Video of the Bird Everyone Is Talking About
The owl was first seen on Wednesday near the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Several of the photos below show this feathered predator stalking prey near Elk Creek Meadow in the park. (If you do go up to see this rare treat, consider trying to carpool as parking is limited.)
Alan Peterson of Redwood Planet Media (his work was recently featured on a PBS Nature show) was out at Elk Prairie yesterday. The fields there, he said, “are riddled with the runways and tunnels of the California vole.” The meadow there has been a favorite hunting ground.
Alan Peterson provided the top photos and the video. (You can see more of his photos of the owl here.)
Photo below by former Supervisor Jill Duffy.