Dec 15 2013
I’ve been hoping to witness a clash between peregrines and snowy owls but so far I’ve never been in the right place at the right time. Others have been luckier:
- On November 29 Steve Gosser captured this photo of a peregrine attacking a snowy owl at Presque Isle State Park in Erie, Pennsylvania. Shawn Collins saw them, too.
- On December 2, Tom Johnson captured a video(!) and stills of a peregrine attacking a snowy owl at Stone Harbor Point, New Jersey. Click here to see it on 10,000 Birds.
- During the snowy owl invasion two years ago, Rick Remington captured close-ups of a resident peregrine falcon strafing a snowy at Chicago’s Montrose Harbor in late January 2012. The snowy defended itself by doing somersaults to present its talons to the peregrine!
- Speaking of talons, take a peek at this photo by John Mattera of a peregrine and snowy at Jones Beach, Long Island during a fight in December 2009. Click here for the story and photos from New York DEC’s newsletter.
Peregrines are so cool.
Wish I’d been there!
(photo by Steve Gosser)