Friday, April 25, 2008

Dueling Short-eared Owls

On my way home from Sage-Grouse surveys I was able to catch a very aggressive interaction between two Short-eared Owls. They locked talons and spiraled to the ground right in front of me. I have only observed this once before between two raptors and that was two Black-chested Buzzard Eagles in early spring near Torres Del Paine National Park in southern Chile (no camera ready that time though).







4 comments:

Onanite said...

Really cool photos! I have never seen something like that.

Thanks,
Onanite

Scott Taylor said...

Beautiful! Owls are so fun to watch, and thats certainly a rare treat you got to witness.

Rick said...

It's all very beautful - I would love to see it someday.

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Anonymous said...

Wow!