Feb 21 2012

Snowy Owl Fights Red-Tailed Hawk

Published by at 6:30 am under Birds of Prey


While cruising the Internet I found a website by Paul Griffin who photographs birds near his home in Wichita, Kansas.

Just like the rest of the U.S., Kansas has seen an influx of snowy owls this winter.  On February 8 Paul Griffin was watching a snowy owl in Butler County, Kansas when he saw a red-tailed hawk try to take its prey.  This was too much for the snowy.  They began to fight!

To see the video, click here or on the screenshot above to visit Paul Griffin’s website.  Scroll down to the bottom and read the narrative.  Then play the video in Quicktime.  (The video will not be visible if you don’t have Quicktime installed on your computer.   If you have trouble seeing the video, visit Griffin’s “Having Video Problems” web page for more information.)

(image from Snowy Fights Hawk video on Paul Griffin’s Wingedthings website)

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p.s. On the topic of snowy owls fighting, Peter Bell shared this link about a resident Chicago peregrine falcon attacking a snowy owl.

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2 Responses to “Snowy Owl Fights Red-Tailed Hawk”

  1. Steve-oon 21 Feb 2012 at 9:59 am

    I was going to send you the snowy owl vs peregrine falcon link too!

  2. Michelle, Colorado Springs, COon 21 Feb 2012 at 11:57 am

    Wow. Quite impressive

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