A trip to Hood River Co, part 3: Northern Pygmy-Owl (OR, 05/09/10)

I was incredibly lucky to see 3 Northern Pygmy-Owls from 15ft or less. 2 more were further away. 3 out of 5 also were in oak dominated habitat. My first bird along Old Dalles Rd practically landed on my head.

This a second bird, along Elder Rd.

I thought it might be interesting to take a closer look at the talons of a bird straight up from where I stood.

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Author: birdmeister

Obsessed with birding, I started taking a pictures in '01 after a brief personalized intro by the incomparable David LaPuma. In July '09, I acquired a Canon EOS 50D with a 100-400mm IS lens to be able to shoot the fast-moving lbjs that were so difficult before. In Dec '14, I upgraded my body to a Canon 7D Mark II and immediately noticed a big improvement. Nevertheless, I'm first and foremost a birder, then a photographer. Please note that all pictures on this site were taken by birdmeister (the owner of this site) except for where otherwise mentioned. All pictures on this site are copyrighted.

1 thought on “A trip to Hood River Co, part 3: Northern Pygmy-Owl (OR, 05/09/10)”

  1. Ok, you’re right, I don’t like it :-) Very jealous over here.

    Are you sure you didn’t take these at the zoo where you have a bird keeping friend who let you into the exhibit? Just kidding…

    These photos are absolute amazing! Good birding and excellent photography!

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