Monday, September 9, 2013

Above Red Car Canyon: "Laura Palmer's Owl" Video

Video: Russell Bates, May 2013.  Change the settings to watch in full screen 1080pHD with the sound on, or watch it on YouTube. 

A few months ago, Bates shot some amazing footage of a Great Horned Owl hanging around his yard, above Red Car Canyon.  In the video, mockingbirds dive bomb the owl. 

The owls are not what they seem....

All manner of birds harass Great Horned Owls, as they are the apex predator in the bird world.  Their feathers are so specialized, they fly silently through the dark to catch their prey, which they see quite with those large eyes. 

Learn more about Great Horned Owls: Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Check out LA Audubon's new facebook page: Bird LA