Northern Hawk Owl photo

Northern Hawk Owl, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska.

Hey Folks,

Owls rock!

Here’s a Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula) taking flight from its perch on the top of a white spruce tree. These owls seem to be much more tolerant of my presence than their larger cousins, the Great Horned Owl. They’re also much more active during the daytime. Northern Hawk Owls tend to live in the boreal forests of the north, but do move south in leaner years when food is scarce. This year it looks like a bumper year for owls up here, so I doubt many of them will head south. Hopefully, that means I’ll get some photos. 🙂


4 thoughts on “Northern Hawk Owl photo

  1. Mark

    Maybe you have a knack for attracting all the women up there brutha.

    (Just read a blurb on owls and Aborigines folklore – but I assume you already know what I am talking about. 🙂 )

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