I just found a nesting Long-eared Owl and what I presume is its mate here at Avimor, the foothills community in which I live! I just saw my first Long-eared Owl on March 24th in the Owyhee's. Isn't that how it always is though? Once you've seen a bird for the first time, you seem several of them thereafter.
This is official Avimor bird #109. I'd say that's pretty darn good for one year of regular observations. I'm sure dozens of more species will be seen here in the coming years.