As you may have heard on the news, parts of Colorado were hit by a somewhat unusual May snowstorm yesterday. In its wake I figured I would go check on the local owl nest and see how the little ones were doing.
As it turns out, the three owlets weathered the storm (pun intended) just fine. While I was observing them I heard a commotion coming from a nearby tree and saw a lot of movement. On further inspection I see mama or daddy owl being hassled by a rather persistent magpie that did not appreciate the big bird’s presence.
I captured a few shots of them sniping at each other and then the owl took flight with the magpie chasing it. Captured a few shots of the chase. Unfortunately they didn’t come out as sharp as I would have liked but it was pretty cool to see nevertheless.
[alpine-phototile-for-picasa-and-google-plus src=”private_user_album” uid=”tonyhake” ualb=”6012678571088715633″ authkey=”Gv1sRgCNKlueKkwKD_Xw” imgl=”fancybox” style=”wall” row=”4″ size=”710″ num=”50″ shadow=”1″ border=”1″ highlight=”1″ curve=”1″ align=”center” max=”100″]