Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Northern Hawk Owl

Inspired by a Northern Hawk Owl that is currently in Regina right now and delighting all the local birders there, here is a previously unpublished photo of the owl that was at Aberdeen last year and stayed for a few weeks :
(as usual click to see full size)

13 comments:

Shellmo said...

It's amazing how he's perched on that little pine branch sticking up and giving the coy look! Beautiful photo once again!

Suzanne said...

What a cutie! He must be very light to not bend the branch. What a wonderful picture, Nick. Thank you for sharing your world!

Nick S said...

I've been fortunate enough to hold one of these Owls , and yes they are quite light. Thanks for the nice comments:-)

Philip said...

Fantastic capture it looks to me like he is givibg you the eye !!

Jayne said...

It's almost like one of those games where the wrong head is on the wrong body? He's a cool looking dude!

John Theberge said...

What a beautiful photo of a beautiful subject.

Willard said...

I have not seen one of those before. An excellent capture of a beautiful bird.

The Birdlady said...

He's perfect - so is the sharp-shinned below.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Awww, what a cutie. Great shot, as usual. :-)

kjpweb said...

Awesome shot with a flash well used.
Good to, that it decided to have you spot it! :)
Cheers, Klaus

T and S said...

What an incredible catch. Amazing details and what a heavenly perch

Rocky M said...

What a great shot that cute little fella Nick! I was hoping to see the one in Regina but alas it was not to be.Even pulled my camera out for the second time this Winter.

Nick S said...

Thanks guys. Sorry you missed the one right on your doorstep Rock.
I'm sure you'll get another chance though. Glad you dusted off the camera, for a second time too ! :-)