The drama begins when a Red-shouldered Hawk perched too close to Barred Owl's nest in Sarasota, Florida. Fearing it was looking for food, the owl glared at the hawk, flew after it, provoking a violent air-battle which left the owl's talons full of feathers. Photographer Marina Scarr, who photographed the encounter, reported that neither bird was injured. The battle included a mid-air collision (bottom photo).
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