Darkness guardian – Habekakk, Strix nebulosa, Great Grey Owl

I`ve got honoured by lucky occasion to meet such a rare bird. He waited for me really patiently until I returned to mine car to take a camera and to take this snapshot. He didn`t like the camera shutter noise much, was flying a little further from me. I didn`t follow him and stayed to observ his hunting skills from where I was. I stayed there about time to catch of two mouses (he was really quick on that) before I left, because I couldn`t see in the darkness anymore. A little later after packing equiptment, allready in total darkness, he gnashed his beak for goodbye to me 🙂 . Hope that lucky occasion will take us together again!