The Cape Eagle Owl and the Spotted Eagle Owl are very similar and easily confused. Previously i posted photos of the Spotted Eagle Owls nesting in Kirstenbosch while the above photos are of the Cape Eagle Owl. The two species differ in the colour of their eyes and also by the pattern of barring on their chests. Their calls are different too, and for a while we were privileged to have a pair of Spotted Eagle Owls calling near our garden. It set a haunting tone to the night chorus: a gentle and evocative call, the male’s deep hoo-huuuu, followed by female’s huu-ho-huuu’. Meanwhile i worried over the striped field mice landing up on the dinner menu!
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Lovely portraits of a beautiful bird.
Thanks Colline 🙂
Thanks! I didn’t realize the difference. Great shots of a beautiful bird-(I worry over the mice as well).
…. E, thanks. I really admire the orange-toned eyes!
the first is so precious and looks as if it was posing for you! lovely! z
Z, must admit i had to wait for the shot! One eye open, then the other, then both closed! Finally the look, with both wide open. 🙂
Great photography! Yes, the first one is really posing for you. 🙂
What a beautiful world.
Aren’t they just fabulous. Yes i was lucky with that look straight into the lens. 🙂 and i hope to catch up with them again. They tend to stay in a general area.
the little chick is soooo cute!
Thanks for stopping by Vicki. Couldn’t agree more!
Your wildlife photos amaze me, an endless beautiful surprise!
Gilly, thank you! Feel really privileged to live where we have a diversity of such extraordinary creatures.
Great shots and so beautiful birds! Very majestic and that gaze…I hope you will get more shots of them!
Thanks! I hope so too.
FLUFFY is right! That little one looks like it has been knit a nubby coat of yarn. Thanks for visiting my blog.
Lovely comment 🙂 I imagine that soft textured, nubbiness!
Yes, just that moment – captured 🙂 Love that stage, fledged but not yet independent.