Despite the obstructive branches I still felt fortunate to see this one in close distance. I saw 3 to 4 short-eared owls today at Boundary Bay in Delta BC. This one came really close, letting me clearly see those little ears. They put up some air show with the bald eagles as shown in the comment box (not great shots by any means, but just to give you the idea).
Exif info: 1/800 sec, f/6.3, ISO 1000.
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