2021 will be a great year
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2021 will be a great year

Dinusaur

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After witnessing an epic battle (let imagination run wild) between a Short-eared Owl and a Peregrine Falcon on Jan 1st in the skies over Downsview Park, I have every reason to be hopeful about the year.

On a side note, the middle two images are two consecutive shots - the falcon was so fast that by the time the owl opened its talon the falcon was gone past by.





« Last Edit: January 04, 2021, 06:33:19 pm by Dinusaur »


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Wow, and wow and wow some more. Fighting, and involving one bird I haven't met!!
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Agreed, wow! You have some knack capturing great interaction between species.


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Very Nice!

 I think I spotted one of your Short Eared Owls on my way home this evening from work, was about 10:30 pm. It looked to be an Owl "Slim and Long" on the fence adjacent Beffort Rd. before the Fire Station. I was looking for Snowy's.

I once saw a couple of Short eared Owls flying about in the early morning darkness a number of years ago at Downsview South of the Soccer Domes. They reminded me of Butterfly's in flight.
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Wow Dinu that's amazing.  That's what I love about Downsview, there are things you can see there that you will not see anywhere else.  Sure it does take a bit more patience than some other parks, but that hopeful energy is always there...that potential that something wild and crazy can happen any second.  I love DV...thanks for sharing.
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Dinu, fantastic captures! I wish I will get to see them one day....


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Wow Dinu that's amazing.  That's what I love about Downsview, there are things you can see there that you will not see anywhere else.  Sure it does take a bit more patience than some other parks, but that hopeful energy is always there...that potential that something wild and crazy can happen any second.  I love DV...thanks for sharing.
Thanks Elias. I know your love for Downsview - it was you who encouraged me to eBird back in 2013 or 2014. Today the park boasts 218 different species of birds sighted there.