Owls

From the tallest to the shortest. This was the most challenging episode to film. It took 2 days to locate the owls. The Giant Eagle owl was spotted in the late afternoon, high up in a tree, so it was difficult to get good shots of him. We filmed the “Doctor Dolittle” sequence a few days later, after we’d filmed the Pearl Spotted Owlet. This tiny 6-inch high owl appeared after Lazarus mimicked the mating call. Within minutes 2 owlets arrived in the area and we were able to get the shots. They had an annoying habit of flying away just as Dirk got settled. The crew literally rushed back and forth, dragging their equipment, while the Pearl Spotted flew from perch to perch.