A quick drive this afternoon produced 4 Short-eared Owls in the bright sunlight. They seemed happy and in good health in the -20 temperature, obviously finding lots of rodents to eat. At one point a Bald Eagle flew over and two of the owls flew up to harass it until it left the area.
Bald Eagle being pestered by a couple of the owls
They brought in the best eyes in the business to confirm no one is trespassing