Thursday, May 13, 2010

Eastern Screech Owl

This picture was taken on May 9th, 2010 at Rondeau Provincial Park, Ontario. Other birds don't like Screech Owls very much and will mob him if he comes out during the day. This guy was sleeping in his little hole when he heard something outside and came out to investigate. He was only out of his hole for about 20 seconds when a Robin attacked him and hit him a terrific blow on the head. Although I didn't get a shot of the Robin, the last picture show the Owl making a hasty retreat into his hole after the hit.


On Da Road said...

Bad Robin! Very interesting!

Arti said...

fantastic shots, Fred...poor owl!
I was wondering how did you get the day shots of this bird before i read this post.