Re: Great Gray Owls
Those are some very beautiful pic's, no matter how you slice them. THe one of the incoming owl with the yellow blazing eyes is very deep to say the least. Thanks for posting them.
I once looked over my shoulder, while sitting at the base of a small tree at our farm, as a great horned owl came past literally sideways to avoid hitting the tree I was sitting under, on his way to disrupt the breakfast of a fox squirrel. The amazing part was that he was so close to me as he passed. He couldn't have been more than a foot higher than my head, with his wingtip. Wakes you up really fast to look up and see two fist sized orange talons and what looks like a brown bush coming at you at seemingly mach 2.
Nice pair of Eagles. Very powerful birds indeed.
I also know what you mean about the squeeler, found that out the hard way as well. Also with an owl hoot, they are sometimes very territorial and will want to run the opposition off no matter how big you are.
One other tidbit, don't go tromping through the woods at night wearing a sock hat with one of those white fuzzy's on the top either. Your just asking for a very unpleasant encounter. (white mouse at 300yds) Never tried that one myself, but always remember it as the fellow who explained it to me learned the hard way.
Mike / Tx
"Heck why would I lie, most folks don't believe the truth when I tell them"