Golden Eagles, new owl decoy

  • imageThe Golden Eagles continue to roll on through, with a shift toward more obvious immature birds.image imageDave improved our plastic bobble-head owl with the addition of some exotic looking feathers . Dave sacrificed some of his fly tying hackles to create the masterpiece.  Owl decoys are frequently mounted at hawk watch sites to attract the attention of passing Raptors.  Falcons and accipitors will often pause to harrass an exposed owl.  The hawk watch has had a plain plastic owl for a few years but it did not have much action. Other hawk watch sites have had much better results when feathers are used to adorn the decoy.  So we are hoping that Dave’s creativity with feathers and Gorilla Glue will bring in the next Merlin that buzzes by.