Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Photography > Nature Photography


Reply

Snowy Owl

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-26-2007, 10:09 PM
PUBLISHER
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 5,756
Snowy Owl

Yesterday at Horicon Marsh, Wisconsin.



I watched this bird go out to hunt 5 times and he was successful 4 of those times. In this second picture you can see the vole in his left talon just as he returned.




In this final image he is chowing down. They turn the vole head-first and gulp it down without tearing at it as a hawk would.

__________________


Long Range Hunting Rifles

Long Range Rifles, LLC - Ready To Ship

Components and assembly by LRH Sponsors
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-26-2007, 10:14 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 2,369
Re: Snowy Owl

They are a ghostly looking beast, awesome.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-26-2007, 10:34 PM
SPONSOR
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: El Reno, OK
Posts: 1,930
Re: Snowy Owl

[ QUOTE ]
They turn the vole head-first and gulp it down without tearing at it as a hawk would.

[/ QUOTE ]

Then they cough up a nice little "owl pellet" containing the hair, bones and anything else that was unpallatable. I've had the pleasure of digging through some of these and trying to identify the rodent they had eaten by the skull. Didn't really care for that class too much.

Beautiful pics as usual!!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-27-2007, 02:43 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 733
Re: Snowy Owl

Hi what awsome pics and a magnificent preditor in its natural elements thanks for sharing them with us.

Cheers Bill
Australia
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-27-2007, 07:34 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Potomac River
Posts: 5,057
Re: Snowy Owl

I guess the owl is there because there are enough voles to make the energy expenditure positive. Four outta five is really good. I tried one late cold December day to match a small hawk who was catching songbirds while I was shooting doves. It was running about 50 percent success on songbirds over a two hour period and I was only running about 30 percent on doves.
__________________
The Smokin Fur Rifle Club
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-27-2007, 08:02 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chickasaw Point, SC
Posts: 206
Re: Snowy Owl

Len,

As usual, you have provided us with superb images of another of the great raptors. Again, your camera work is fantastic and I can only imagine that stalking those sharp-eyed subjects is a most challenging hunt.

Thanks for sharing,
Dave
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-27-2007, 08:05 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Chickasaw Point, SC
Posts: 206
Re: Snowy Owl

[ QUOTE ]
they cough up a nice little "owl pellet" containing the hair, bones and anything else that was unpallatable

[/ QUOTE ]

BB,
Is this another "potted meat" recipe? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Snowy Owl
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Snowy mountain rifles pepper01 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 2 04-21-2011 03:07 PM
A Snowy Western PA Newbie Riptide Member Introductions 1 12-13-2010 01:31 PM
Snowy Mountain Rifle Actions on Sale for LRH Members Jrigby Sponsors Marketplace 5 08-14-2010 05:07 PM
Cold, snowy day in Wyoming Sendero_Man Nature Photography 4 01-17-2008 10:37 AM

Current Poll
Do You Shoot Rifle Competition?
YES - 34.00%
734 Votes
NO - 66.00%
1,425 Vote
Total Votes: 2,159
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:51 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC