The rewards of patience – Snowy Owl vs Peregrine Falcon

Our friend Tom Johnson has been getting some spectacular footage of Snowy Owls this winter, including the following video of a pair of Peregrine Falcons that did not take kindly to Snowy Owls that encroached on their stretch of the beach. With this huge irruption, it is interesting to think about how many Snowy Owls might have visited that stretch of beach to the great annoyance of the peregrines.

This is a great example of the fantastic natural events that you can experience when you are patient and put in your time observing behavior rather than just rushing out to get the shot. Close still shots of birds are great, but they pale in comparison to these clips of bird behavior. Watch and enjoy!