Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Northern Hawk Owl

Surnia ulula

Notes:

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.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

24 Comments

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 7 years ago

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

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Thanks Ali!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

WoW! Beautiful!

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Thanks sanmiggums

sanmiggums
sanmiggums 7 years ago

Nice diving

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

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

KarenL
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
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
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
Tom15 7 years ago

Muchas gracias Augusto.

La última foto espectacular. Felicitaciones.

ChristyHolland
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: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/8627...

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Thanks Maria, Lindsy and gator.

gatorfellows
gatorfellows 7 years ago

Very nice :)

Lindsy
Lindsy 7 years ago

Wow- beautiful shots!

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

wonderful series - the last shot is awesome!

Tom15
Tom15 7 years ago

Thanks, these are special owls.

YukoChartraw
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
blaise 7 years ago

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

Tom15
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
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!

Tom15
Spotted by
Tom15

New Hampshire, USA

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

Related Spottings

Northern Hawl Owl Northern Hawk Owl Hawk Owl? Northern Hawk Owl

Nearby Spottings

Red-shouldered Hawk Spotting Twin-Spotted Sphinx Lady Bug
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors