BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

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OWL AND THE CHICKADEE

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Owl and the Chickadee

The woods were quiet, no squirrels about. This usually means there’s an owl or hawk nearby. Sure enough we saw this Screech Owl comfortably perched in the cavity of a tree. What did surprise me was the agitated chickadee flying close to the dozing owl. Brave or reckless, I couldn’t decide.

29 thoughts on “OWL AND THE CHICKADEE

  1. What a marvelous shot of two of my favorite birds! Brava!

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  2. Fabulous capture of this duo, Belinda! Bird behavior is so fascinating.

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  3. Well spotted! A lovely shot.

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  4. Chickadees can be pretty brazen…
    This combo shot is fantastic!

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  5. Right now I am very jealous to see this sleepy owl. I don’t see owls often but always looking for them.
    Fantastic photo of owl and a chickadee!!!

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  6. Wow! That is a once in a lifetime shot, and one you couldn’t get if you tried! Wonderful, Belinda! 🙂

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  7. Well spotted Belinda.

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  8. Never underestimate a chickadee, they are members of the forest police force.

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  9. Great Image Belinda! 2 in 1!

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  10. Wow, what a shot, Belinda–this is an absolute classic and you really should submit this to at least a local photo contest, if not to the website for your camera. (Or, possibly: National Geographic’s photography community is now on Instagram at @NatGeoYourShot. Please follow us there for the latest photos from the community and tag your photos #YourShotPhotographer for a chance to be featured.) Superb.

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  11. You must have good eyesight to spot that owl – so well camoflaged. Great shot!

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  12. A marvellous photograph!

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  13. Small birds will often mob dozy owls usually in flocks often of different species. The same as flying raptors will be harassed by crows, I have even seen Sparrow Hawks (Accipiter nisus) chased by swallows and martins. They seem to know they are not in hunting mode.

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  14. A fearless owl. 🥰

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