In this 2 image set - So here the hawk owl struggles with it's cache, as the wet snow we had previously has frozen the food to the trunk of the tree. So off it goes, moving on to another meal in a small pine tree, but we were too far to see how successful this owl was with its second choice.
Northern Hawk Owl with Lunch 1
Sony Alpha α7R IV ,Sony 100-400GM
1/800s f/5.6 at 318.0mm iso640
My comments regarding the "mob" scene at the owl location north of Toronto.
Several times I have seen the owl so close to the road, within 6-12 feet of large delivery trucks driving by., and completely indifferent to the situation. I am happy this bird came to visit us, and is sharing its natural life with nature enthusiasts of all kinds. the bird is completely undisturbed by humans.
Obviously like your back yard birds, it would leave if there was an issue. How many times have you got in your car and slammed your door to flush birds, how many times have you driven by a bird who flew away because you were too close. This is the reality of humans on earth interacting with nature. If a lion was walking through your local park, you and your family would scatter. this is nature.
The photographers who share the beauty of these birds will help everyone appreciate the beauty of nature, so long as they are respectful. Yes, a few bad ones will give us all a bad name, as they act like delinquent morons, but that again is life on earth.
Drive down the 401, and you will see a ton of those idiots who have no respect. Again, that's life on earth. We all have to deal with it, as frustrating as it is.
We cannot avoid causing interruptions to natures world. And please keep in mind, this is a free country, people have a right to go to a mall with mobs of people shopping, people have a right to stand on the road taking photos of the real world.
There is no way to avoid interacting with nature, no matter where you are or what your doing, nature is taking a real hard level of disrespect from our human race. We need to embrace nature, and learn to change our lifestyle, and hopefully reduce the contamination as a result of humans on this planet.
We need to support companies who are developing the "green" culture in this world, moving towards a sustainable future for our children. Greed and profit need to take a back seat for a while until we clean up this mess.
I do hope people wake up, and appreciate what we have, and realize the concept of "more" needs to be applied to living in a healthier planet.