bog owl

bog owl n

= short-eared owl n.

1901 Notes RI Ornith. 2.3, Short-eared Owl . . . Local name, “Bog Owl.” A male was killed, December 19, 1900, in a Marsh at Goulds Neck Swamp, a few miles from Lake Worden. 1937 Bagg–Eliot Birds CT Valley MA 292, Everything possible must be done to instruct the boys and men who needs must shoot about the virtues and value of owls, and especially this rare Marsh Owl or Bog Owl which seems to be really offering to return to us.