Come Near Me and I Kill You. So many shots with two sightings of GGO yesterday. This one was one of my favourites from the day. #nikond850 1. Overcast, gloomy weather 0. Hope you guys like it. Also, shot with a 600mm lens and cropped a bit.
(Turn on Volume)Whistling Snowy Owl!!! Late afternoon my husband and I took a drive. I seen this Male Snowy in a most unexpected place....pretty busy hwy. I maintained a good distance away and watched him and snapped a few shots. He let out a few screams while looking off somewhere...seeing or hearing something that was only noticed by him as I dont have super owl hearing or sight....nor did I have the vantage point from on top of a hydro wire. Anyways he starts to make a whistle and I have never heard a Snowy or seen a snowy do this before....a little while after I take this video he swooped off the field, catches a vole then flies into a cedar to eat it. After he consumes his meal I watched while absolutely cringing while he flies across this busy roadway when I discover why he had been doing all the screaming...another Snowy was on the scene...he has an in air tussel with the other owl who then quickly vacated the territory. I really hope that both Owls will migrate back to the North very soon.... A dangerous place for them to be crossing back and forth with fields on both sides of a busy highway so the sooner they leave the better. Maintaining a very respectful distance is most important especially in a situation as this where as flushing the owl puts its safety at risk. This guy was flying slightly low when he crossed the road to defend his territory from the other Owl....thankfully no large trucks or any vehicles at that moment.. #snowyowl#onlyowls#ethicalowlphoto#shareyourweather#easternontario#elite_wildlife#elite_owls