A dangerous visitor

Watch out finches! This one is not looking for sunflower seeds…

(Glaucidium passerinum (photo: Jan Nergård)
Glaucidium passerinum (photo: Jan Nergård)


Author: Jan's bulletin board

I live in a part of the world called Norway with my wife and two daughters. I worked as a telecom engineer for 20 years. Nowadays I am attending a helpdesk supporting colleagues with computer problems. I am also a hobby photographer who believe we ought to pay more attention to how we treat our planet and each other. I trust the reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and I am disappointed that leading politicians in my own and other countries more or less have been ignoring warnings from the scientists for 20 years.

4 thoughts on “A dangerous visitor”

    1. Hello Damae, thanks for commenting! You’re right about the temperature – I guess it was around twenty below zero. I saw this fellow for the first time a couple of days before this photo was taken, when it caught a smaller bird (probably a robin) just as I was passing! I stopped and watched it, only two meters away, and the owl sat on the ground, holding its prey, staring back at me with a kind of a stubborn expression, as if challenging me. Several seconds passed while we were staring at each other, and I was trying to decide whether I should try to frighten it and maybe save the robin. Then, when I started fumbling in my pockets for my camera, it decided to fly away with its dinner to somewhere else. So, when it came back a couple of days later, I was very pleased when I managed to take this picture.


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