Ring-necked pheasants! There were three of them, but the other continued running up across the hill. While these two were almost to the point of fighting.
For some reason the colors in these are all over the place...even before I played with them. I think they look almost like taken in winter...but I promise you they were earlier this week.
The two picked at each other just a minute or two, they took off running, and I am not even sure that they were running from me. I have messed with every photo and this is the best I could do.
We used to see pheasant every time we were at the strip pit area...usually at least two or three. This entire year, until last night I think we have only saw one. Then last night, I saw three! I hope it means they are still there, or are returning.
No short-eared owls, I saw one hawk but I don't even think it was a Northern Harrier. At one time you would not believe how many came out there. But it may have been a bit later when they came. Not sure. But I know from my past photos, that the owls would have been there by now.