Northern Hawk Owl...#3
This Northern Hawk Owl had been hanging around in southern Winnipeg for a few weeks back in February 2010... on this particular day I was able to get quite close to it and get a number of good shots including this one... unfortunately it was a very dull and overcast day...
According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology... Though it is thought to detect prey primarily by sight, the Northern Hawk Owl can find and seize prey under 30 cm (1 foot) of snow.
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400mm - ISO 400 - F5.6 - 1/500th.