Friday afternoon I ran out to see if I could find some Long-eared owls at Market Lake. I found some pellets, but no owls. I was able to locate three Great-horned owls and enjoyed working them. The male owl decided I had gotten close enough. Here he gives me a warning by snapping his beak.
I back up a few paces continuing to take pictures - it was not enough.
Swooping down he almost gets my hat before he pulls up on his attack. I gave him plenty of room the rest of the day.
Just another hair-raising experience in the Wilds of Idaho.
I hope all of you had a Merry and safe Christmas and are looking forward to the new year.