Monday, February 13, 2012

Owl vs. Falcon

Photos by Rick Remington

A story about a snowy owl attacked by a peregrine falcon in Chicago was posted in North American Birding by Greg Neise. This is a great read and a wonderful set of pictures. Check it out.

Although I haven't seen it myself, Milwaukee Riverkeeper's Cheryl Nenn tells me that we have a snowy owl on our own lakefront in Milwaukee.

Among the many great shots by Remington, my favorite is this one of the owl doing a backflip to defend itself from the falcon.


  1. Yes, there is a snowy owl that has been sited pretty regularly down by the Milwaukee Water Works! They seem to be coming down far this year in search of food. Thanks, Eddee! For some reason, I can't get the link to work!

  2. Thanks, Cheryl. Alas! I just tried to access the North American Birding website myself and it is indeed offline. I hope it will come back.

  3. I've learned that this piece "went viral" shortly after I posted the link and it crashed the server. The author is trying to find an alternative server. If I find it, I'll repost.

  4. If you're just coming across this post, the link in the story is active again - and here: