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Snowy Owl (harassed by crows)

Bubo scandiacus

Notes:

This is one of a few Snowy Owls that has spent the winter at Salisbury State Park, and today a pair of crows were dive bombing it.

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4 Comments

Tom15
Tom15 6 years ago

Thanks Christy. The owl didn't seem too concerned and the crows moved on after a few passes at the owl. It's on the raptor mission where I meant to put it originally:-)

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 6 years ago

I love this kind of interaction! Great series! It was probably like big flies around his head...he only needed to shoo them away! ;-)
I'd love this in the Raptor mission, Tom!

Tom15
Tom15 6 years ago

Thanks Rieko. The crows bothered the owl for a minute or so then flew off. They never hit the owl, but came very close, and the owl was still in that tree when I left 30 minutes later.

RiekoS
RiekoS 6 years ago

Very nice series, Tom. I hope snowy owls was okay...

Tom15
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Tom15

Salisbury, Massachusetts, USA

Spotted on Mar 19, 2014
Submitted on Mar 20, 2014

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