An Owl Trio

Here are a few from last year’s archives.

Great Grey Owl, Sax-Zim Bog, MN.
Camera settings: f/5.6, 1/200 sec., ISO-4000, 1120 mm focal length equivalent.

First up is the Great Grey Owl that Miguel, Dave and I found on our trip to northern Minnesota in late December, 2019.

Great Grey Owl, Sax-Zim Bog, MN. Camera settings: f/5.6, 1/125 sec., ISO-1250, 1120 mm focal length equivalent.
Great Grey Owl, Sax-Zim Bog, MN. Camera settings: f/4, 1/200 sec., ISO-800, 800 mm focal length equivalent.
Northern Hawk Owl, Sax-Zim Bog, MN.
Camera settings: f/10, 1/640 sec., ISO-320, 1600 mm focal length equivalent.

Next is the Northern Hawk Owl photographed on the same trip. We really enjoyed watching these guys as they hunted in broad daylight from their high perches. You never knew when they would take off in a powered flight after a prey.

Northern Hawk Owl, Sax-Zim Bog, MN.
Camera settings: f/5.6, 1/250 sec., ISO-640, 1120 mm focal length equivalent.
Eastern Screech Owl, Grafton IL. Camera settings: f/5.6, 1/200 sec., ISO-1600, 1120 mm focal length equivalent.

Last of all is this gorgeous red-phase Eastern Screech Owl. Whether it is the same owl, or multiple birds using the same hole in this tree, this species has been observed using this cavity for at least the past three winter seasons at the Visitor’s Center in Grafton, IL.

Eastern Screech Owl, Grafton IL. Camera settings: f/5.6, 1/320 sec., ISO-1250, 1120 mm focal length equivalent.

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