Canadian Geographic Photo Club - Brave Chickadee

Brave Chickadee

by debbie oppermann from Guelph CA on 16 Feb 2017

"Brave Chickadee" by Debbie Oppermann. It was a Happy Dance day! My very first sighting of the amazing Long Eared Owl, Asio Otus, and in my backyard! Could it get any better? This medium sized raptor roosted all day on the branch of the Spruce tree in Guelph Ontario Canada. It was always aware of what was around it, those yellow eyes would stare intently at whatever disturbed or alarmed it. This beauty had no interest in the brave little Black Capped Chickadee that perched beside it on the branch, which was a good thing!

  • Camera: Canon EOS 60D
  • Focal: 403 mm
  • Shutter speed: 0.002 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 9
tagged: owl long eared owl raptor bird of prey hunter asio otus strigidae chickadee black capped chickadee long ears tufts feathers yellow eyes bird animal plumage wings beak bill tail ear tufts eartufts streaks streaky nocturnal eye discs discs eyes spruce tree


Sticks posted 2017-02-17 1:31pm

Beautiful shot - such a cool moment :)

Brenda_Doherty posted 2017-02-16 4:00pm

Love it!


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