Short-Eared Owl (Asio flammeus)
Who wants to live in one place forever? A lot of others–Tawny Owls, Eagle Owls, Ural Owls–grow up too fast. Before they even know what fun is, they’ve found themselves a territory and spend half their lives defending it, screeching through the night in fear that someone will swoop in and take it away from them. That’s not for me. I’m a wanderer in life and love, and no single home will ever be big enough to hold me. When the winter comes, I’m on my way. Who can say if we’ll see each other again?