BIRDS OF PREY
Intimately related to aquatic environments, the bald eagle will primarily feed on fish when available. Opportunistic, he will sometimes steal the meal of osprey or other piscivorous birds. Sometimes a powerful predator, often a scavenger, his diet will consist mainly of dead mammal remains when the majority of the water bodies will have frozen during the cold season.
With ardour he will defend his findings from the appetite of his relatives.
American Bald Eagle showing its almost perfect symmetry in a gracious landing
Come winter the fish are less accessible for Bald Eagles which turn to other food sources. The fight is sometimes fierce for their main menu the remains of white-tailed deer left by wolves and coyotes.
Great Grey Owl after an unsuccessful attempt to catch what appeared to be a field vole.
Every 4 or 5 years a decrease in micromammals in the boreal forest gives rise to winter irruption of northern owls in southern Quebec. The Great Gray Owl is then more frequently observed. This Great Gray Owl, our biggest representative of the Strigidae (Owls) was photographed hunting before sunrise.
© André Bhérer
Here are 3 tips to help you identify the sex of a Snowy owl.
1. The extended white bib, the male will usually have a larger white bib than the female.
2. The color of the nape of the neck, mostly white in the male, dark in the female.
3. The barring of the tail, sometimes absent in the male or thin and rather broken while the female has complete or near complete bars and they are often wider.
This Red-shouldered hawk came to perched right over my head pushed a couple screams and then dove right at my camera . I wasnt welcomed in the sector and it made it clear for me.
Cuban Bare-legged Owl hidden in a dead tree trunk cavity .