You are right, JON.
AURÉLIEN Audevard showed an EMINENT ('incroyable!')
photo of 15th Feb. 2010 of BLAKISTON - on NETFUGL.
But, admittedly, it is not easy to trace non-WP
species on NETFUGL.
STEFAN's photo is equally magnificent and
spectacular - with harsh look and tossed ears!
Most Owls have rich feather- and 'hair' growth
around the bill - to FEEL in the dark.
Both photos show that Blakiston has an almost
'naked' area above bill/betw. the eyes.
Herzlichen Dank, STEFAN ......... C.