A special treat at dusk after a day of watching Snow Geese. Short-eared Owls often hunt from the ground where they perch atop a mound of dirt or vegetation. Sometimes, a small tree will do, too.
The owl does blend in and the videographer chose to start off the video clip with the owl’s head turned away so that it would be a surprise when it finally looked our way. That was a fun viewing. The videographer hung around for 2 hours watching that owl.