Observation ID: 85626

Submitted by lmiller on Thu, 02/11/2021 - 11:10
Condition
Dead
Animal
Barn Owl
Identification Confidence
somewhat confident
Observation Date / Time

On freeway, so I could not take photo. But driving by, I could plainly see a tawny and white colored wing and feathers flapping, and it looked clearly like a Barn Owl. Fresh kill. Right on centerline, so wing would not have been flapping if it had not been fresh. I drove by about an hour later, and it was mushed into the pavement, but it still looked like a Barn Owl.

Observer
Linda Miller
Travel Frequency
several times per week
Estimated Time Since Impact
definitely less than 3 hours
Carcass Position
road surface
Roadway Speed Limit
65 mph
Road Type
state / rural highway
Location Description
On 2-lane freeway centerline, west-bound. On Glendale Drive overpass, just past West-bound freeway onramp.
Roadside Features
bridge

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