Pygmy owl

Klaus Peter Brodersen photography

 

Pygmy owl 2017

Pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum, Spurveugle), Tingsryd, Sweden. 500mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec, ISO: 200

Pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum, Spurveugle), Tingsryd, Sweden. 500mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec, ISO: 200

Pygmy owls mating (Glaucidium passerinum, Spurveugle), Tingsryd, Sweden. 500mm, f/4.0, 1/200 sec, ISO: 1400

Pygmy owls (Glaucidium passerinum, Spurveugle), Tingsryd, Sweden. 500mm, f/4.0, 1/200 sec, ISO: 1100

Male left - female right

Pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum, Spurveugle), Tingsryd, Sweden. 500mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec, ISO: 560

Pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum, Spurveugle), Tingsryd, Sweden. 500mm, f/5.6, 1/200 sec, ISO: 450

Pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum, Spurveugle), Tingsryd, Sweden. 500mm, f/6.3, 1/1000 sec, ISO: 400

Pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum, Spurveugle), Tingsryd, Sweden. 500mm, f/5,6, 1/200 sec, ISO: 560

Pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum, Spurveugle), Tingsryd, Sweden. 500mm, f/5,6, 1/200 sec, ISO: 1000

Pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum, Spurveugle), Tingsryd, Sweden. 500mm, f/4.0, 1/200 sec, ISO: 500

Pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum, Spurveugle), Tingsryd, Sweden. 500mm, f/4,0, 1/200 sec, ISO: 900

Pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum, Spurveugle), Tingsryd, Sweden. 500mm, f/5.0, 1/160 sec, ISO: 900

Pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum, Spurveugle), Tingsryd, Sweden. 500mm, f/5.0, 1/160 sec, ISO: 800

Pygmy owl (Glaucidium passerinum, Spurveugle), Tingsryd, Sweden. 500mm, f/4.0, 1/200 sec, ISO: 280

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I was expecting an amazing spring with pictures of the pygmy owls and their chicks in the nest. However, again this year the small owls lost the competition for the nesting tree to the great spotted woodpecker and disappeared. I have mixed a short video from the days in April when the owls were mating and preparing the nest. You will also see the female owl inside the hole defending the nest from the intruding woodpecker.

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See also the video with the pygmy owls from fall 2015