|Owl on verge of roadway|
I tried to identify this species of owl, and one help would be eye color. The eyes however were missing( due to insect depredation).
However, I could see the black circle around the face, the orange color above and below the eye sockets, and the whiteish between the eyes, and surrounding the bill or beak. The area just above and below the inner eye is marked with a dark line.
The so called "ears" are lying flat on the top of the head, but the colors on the ears are correct for the long eared owl.
I next looked on the internet to check out owl identification sites. I decided to enclose a picture of the Long eared owl from one website to show the similarities.
|Long eared owl from internet photo|