Thursday, February 3, 2011

In Flight

The northern hawk owl got its name because it looks and acts more like a hawk then other owls do. Hawk owls have more pointed wings then most owls which enables them to fly more quickly then other owls. They are mostly diurnal, active during the day, and use their sence of sight to find prey more then their hearing. I photographed this northern hawk owl as it was hunting, up at the Sax Zim Bog in January.

17 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture as always! Love the blue skies and such a wonderful, beautiful owl! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

KaHolly said...

That's a 'wow' picture!! Talk about being at the right place at the right time. Lucky you! ~karen

Susan said...

Great shot...looks like you may have had to duck!

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous view of nature in motion, thanks for sharing with SWF

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous view of nature in motion, thanks for sharing with SWF

joco said...

Hiya,
I'm scared of them now :-)
Hawkeyed? Or still mostly working on sound?

Kay L. Davies said...

A bird on the wing is worth two in the bush! Great photo for Skywatch!
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Adirondackcountrygal said...

I saw one of those years ago west of us in NY state. Can't even remember where it was. Bunch of birders out there with scopes.

Wanda said...

How wonderful to catch a bird in flight...great addition to SWF.

Judy said...

I love it!

John S. Mead said...

I like the composition - both "simple" yet packed with the possibility of VERY intense action!

ladyfi said...

Wow - that's some picture! Stunning!

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shot
happy SWF

Stewart M said...

Great shot - owls of any sort are always great to see.

Really like this shot.

Stewart M

Dhemz said...

awesomely stunning....great photos!

Check out my Skywatch Entry as well. Have followed your blog, hope you do the same. Thanks!

Kathiesbirds said...

Oh MY! Just perfect! Look at those eyes and that barred plumage! Look at that flight! wow!

Susan said...

What a fantastic photograph! Thanks for the information, too.