7/21/2009

Screech owl kills Sharp Shinned Hawk

I came across this video on Youtube and I had to share it. Here's the description of the video:
"While perched and stalking birds, a Sharp-shinned Hawk fell prey to an Eastern Screech Owl. The event occurred late afternoon, 3 p.m., in Northwest Lower Michigan and about 45 feet from my back window. I have a feeding station there. The event lasted about 20 minutes. The Sharpie had been perched about 10 feet up in a spruce tree for over 45 minutes, and earlier in the day, mobbing behavior by local birds indicated the possibility there was an owl in the area. I did not witness the initial attack, but saw two large birds locked together spiraling toward the ground. As an eye witness, I can assure viewers that this was indeed an Eastern Screech Owl".


4 comments:

NickL said...

wow that is incredible

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Amazing video!!

Owlman said...

Thanks "owlman" for sharing something that the vast majority never experience or appreciate. Those little "Tigers with wings" are very aggressive much like a miniature GHO.

Owlman said...

Great description - Tigers with wings! Glad you enjoyed the video.

Incredible photos shared by the Flickr community group - Owls of North America. Click on the play button to begin the slideshow - ENJOY!