Northern Hawk-Owl in Denmark

Jørgen_BjerringJørgen_Bjerring Copenhagen, DenmarkPosts: 3,767Registered Users Many Grins
edited January 30, 2017 in Wildlife

In winter some – normally a few - Northern Hawk-Owls visit Denmark for 4-5 months. I have followed one of this year's visitors in Kongelunden (a small wood close to Copenhagen) from November 22, 2016. The owl is day-flying and not very shy. It is my impression, that the owl's food here in Denmark is mice and only that.
It's hard – in any case to me – to capture the owl in flight, but I have got a few acceptable shots.


Portrait of the owl.


Eating a mouse.


Eating a mouse.


In flight.

If you liked the photos you can se more here:
https://jb-photos.smugmug.com/Birds-of-Prey/Northern-Hawk-Owl-H%C3%B8geugle/
https://jb-photos.smugmug.com/Birds-of-Prey/Lunch/

Jørgen Bjerring
Photos: https://jb-photos.smugmug.com/
The one who takes a joke only for a joke and seriousness only seriously he and she have got both badly. Grook by Piet Hein in my poor translation.

Comments

  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 11,208Super Moderators moderator
    edited January 30, 2017

    What a wonderful set of photos! I don't think I've seen shots like your owl eating photos before, very interesting to see him from the side. I can see the hawk resemblance when I look at the side shots.

  • Jørgen_BjerringJørgen_Bjerring Copenhagen, DenmarkPosts: 3,767Registered Users Many Grins

    Thank you very much for the comment. I have presented the hole set of eating-photos (22) to my 3 grandchildren - all 7 years old. The 2 boys said: "Phooey", the girl said: Oh no, that little cute mouse". :)

    Jørgen Bjerring
    Photos: https://jb-photos.smugmug.com/
    The one who takes a joke only for a joke and seriousness only seriously he and she have got both badly. Grook by Piet Hein in my poor translation.

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 6,872Registered Users Major grins

    Great!

  • Jørgen_BjerringJørgen_Bjerring Copenhagen, DenmarkPosts: 3,767Registered Users Many Grins

    Thanks ;)

    Jørgen Bjerring
    Photos: https://jb-photos.smugmug.com/
    The one who takes a joke only for a joke and seriousness only seriously he and she have got both badly. Grook by Piet Hein in my poor translation.

  • El GatoEl Gato Global Trekker Posts: 234Registered Users Major grins

    Wow...an amazing series!

    The "in flight" image is very well composed...puts you right in the moment.

    Hope we see more from Kongelunden!! :)

  • Jørgen_BjerringJørgen_Bjerring Copenhagen, DenmarkPosts: 3,767Registered Users Many Grins

    @El Gato said:
    Wow...an amazing series!
    The "in flight" image is very well composed...puts you right in the moment.
    Hope we see more from Kongelunden!! :)

    Many thanks. You can see more photos of the owl on my smugmug homepage. :D

    Jørgen Bjerring
    Photos: https://jb-photos.smugmug.com/
    The one who takes a joke only for a joke and seriousness only seriously he and she have got both badly. Grook by Piet Hein in my poor translation.

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