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Short-eared Owls winter here in Oklahoma, often sharing their territory with the more common Northern Harriers. Each winter afternoon as the sun drops below the horizon, the harriers call it a day. Short-eared Owls then rise up from the tall grasses to pursue mice and rats during the night. I was fortunate to photograph this one on a fence post in the prairie just west of Sooner Lake in Noble County.