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Savigny’s Eagle Owl

They are also called Desert Owl and Pharaoh Eagle Owl. This is not the same type of  Eagle Owl we photographed and posted late last month.

Savigny's Eagle Owl - Click To Enlarge
Savigny’s Eagle Owl – Click To Enlarge

Both are very big owls, which is why they are called Eagle, however this one is a little smaller.

Savigny's Eagle Owl - Click To Enlarge
Savigny’s Eagle Owl – Click To Enlarge

The Savigny lives in North Africa and parts of the Middle East.  This owl hunts a little different than most also. Rather than fly low over the ground searching for prey they will find a location high up and wait for a small mammal or snake to come by.

Savigny's Eagle Owl - Click To Enlarge
Savigny’s Eagle Owl – Click To Enlarge

Like other Eagle Owls they have striking orange eyes.

Angry Osprey

This photograph captured the look of a raptor.  The expression staring down over a furrowed brow says it all.

Angry Osprey - Click To Enlarge
Angry Osprey – Click To Enlarge

Bald Eagles are famous for this look, but I think most raptors just have that ‘bad attitude’ look all the time.

In this case he was forced to sit on a tree branch for a few photographers to earn his lunch. Not dignified at all. Taken at the Center For Birds Of Prey, South Carolina.

 

Best of Buddies Fishing

This was when I figured out why the Egret was so friendly. He had a human buddy.

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Best of Buddies Fishing – Click To Enlarge

I watched these 2 hang around together fishing. As the young man moved down the pier his ‘buddy’ walked along with him. If a small fish was caught, well you know who got that one.

Best of Buddies Fishing - Click To Enlarge
Best of Buddies Fishing – Click To Enlarge

I think they spent most of the afternoon together. I’m sure it wasn’t the first time either.