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Northern Hawk Owl

Surnia ulula


This is a rare visitor in New England. They are a boreal species that breed in the far north and once every few years one makes it down our way in the winter.

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Josh Asel
Josh Asel 7 years ago

Beautiful Tom! one of my all time favorite animals. :)

Tom15 7 years ago

Thanks Ali!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

WoW! Beautiful!

Tom15 7 years ago

Thanks sanmiggums

sanmiggums 7 years ago

Nice diving

Tom15 7 years ago

Thanks Carol and Karen. I just changed the order and put the diving shot first.

KarenL 7 years ago

Gorgeous! I agree with Christy, the 4th shot is spectacular - you should consider making that the main image. You can change the order by dragging & dropping the images in Edit.

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 7 years ago

What a beautiful owl. Great series.

Tom15 7 years ago

Christy, thanks for letting me know about the Raptor mission. I'll add all the ones I have to it.

patty 7 years ago

Nice series Tom and beautiful bird; one can tell why its called hawk owl in the last picture. Wouldn´t like to be a small vertebrate walking around. Greetings =)

Tom15 7 years ago

Muchas gracias Augusto.

La última foto espectacular. Felicitaciones.

ChristyHolland 7 years ago

Tom, you have some incredible raptor shots!! We don't get Hawk Owls this far south (Colorado)...your 4th shot is fantastic!! I'd love you to add this spotting (and all your others) to the mission Raptors of North America:

Tom15 7 years ago

Thanks Maria, Lindsy and gator.

gatorfellows 7 years ago

Very nice :)

Lindsy 7 years ago

Wow- beautiful shots!

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

wonderful series - the last shot is awesome!

Tom15 7 years ago

Thanks, these are special owls.

YukoChartraw 7 years ago

A wonderful series of this beautiful owl! Love the last pic!

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 7 years ago

I hope so! Such an awesome species.

blaise 7 years ago

Agreed! He's practically a bullet in the last picture.

Tom15 7 years ago

It does have a sinister look to it:-)
Fyn Kynd I'm sure you'll see a hawk-owl one of these years. I'm hoping to get pictures of a Great Gray. The only one I saw was over 20 years ago in Rowley, Ma before I had a camera.

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 7 years ago

Very nice Tom! Congrats! One of my most wanted birds for Maine.

AshleyT 7 years ago

This is potentially the creepiest looking owl I have ever seen! Of course I love it still, especially him diving in the last photo!

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New Hampshire, USA

Spotted on Jan 17, 2009
Submitted on Feb 9, 2013

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