A Great Horned Owl does a picture perfect flyby, keeping a close eye on the shutterbug as it goes over. The owl’s interest in my son and I though was actually secondary to that which was chasing him – a Cooper’s Hawk.
A Great Horned Owl pair has a nest not too far from my home and we paid it a visit Sunday morning. Dad was keeping close watch from a nearby stand of trees but he had a bit of a tormentor, a pair of Cooper’s Hawks that did not appreciate his presence.
This is the second time we have seen the hawks hassle the owl and while I have yet to find it, I suspect they too have a nest in the area thus causing friction between them.
The series of images I captured of the owl as he flew over came out pretty danged awesome, this one being my favorite. Unfortunately I was not aware that the hawk was in pursuit so I failed to get any images of the two of them together head on together.