1. Snowy Owl
I took these pic y’day afternoon, while on a Snowy Owl Prowl — The Snowy
looking at ALL of us, seems to be Wishing ALL of us a Happy and Healthy New
If you can , attach these two photos to the Web Greeting .
The Snowy was on the spruce tree top , some distance away from the street .
It suddenly flew over , , pecked on the head of a red tail hawk, who was
perched on a telephone pole across the road , and told it ” get off my
territory ” !
The hawk found an alternative perch on the wire, about 200 yds away .
The Snowy then perched it self on the pole for about 20 mins .
The Snowy then returned to the top of the spruce tree .
Fascinating scene- stuff of Nat Geo — just that it happened so fast, I was
lucky just to get this one on just One Click !
keep well All of you !!
I took this shot of a burrowing owl two years ago while on a visit to see my good friend Wimal Fernando in Marco Island, Florida. I was fortunate to have received a blue ribbon by the State of Florida Camera Club Council in one of the tri annual photo contests.
Burrowing owl is one of the smallest owls in Florida.(9 inches tall and 21 inches of wingspan) They live in open treeless areas and can be spotted easily.
These owls are considered “Threatened” species by the State of Florida
They live in burrows in the ground and can be destroyed by the heavy floods as well as development and construction activities in their habitat.