Great Grey Owl encounter

In late June 2016 I had the great fortune to spend some time with a Great Grey Owl family, also known as the silent hunter. For example, it often sits for long periods on a branch or pole in the middle of a field or in the forest as in my case, patiently waiting to hear a change in the grass. Its characteristic head shape with several black rings and the yellow eyes. The head can have a circumference of 50 cm and serves as a dish to amplify every sound. It is adapted for a quiet and efficient hunt.

Of all the different owls, this is my favourite owl.

The most serious threat to patch owl is reduced access to dwellings due to logging. It wants high-stemmed spruce forest, preferably next to marshland, Together they take over old buzzards or pigeon hills, or build their nest on top of a tall stump. To summarize. The Great Owl lives a lifelong relationship with its partner and can be about 10-15 years.

Young juvenile hiding the forest.

Young juvenile struggling with all bugs and insects in the undergrowth.

Young juvenile begging for food.

The Great Grey Owl is one of the world's largest owls, Sweden's second largest. The length is 60–70 cm and with a wingspan of 135–160 cm., The female is larger than the male with a weight of about 1.5 kg against the tap 1 kg. It is adapted for a cold climate with spring-clad legs and feet. In winter, if there is a lack of food, it moves south.