Dawn hunter

Morning owl in Bragg Creek - © Christopher Martin-6402

I was out early on two consecutive mornings to greet the Great gray owls as they continued their hunting.  After dawn breaks, and before the sun gets too high, they often catch a couple more field mice and then retire to their nests for the day.  This owl was working the same area at the same time both days.  There was no trouble catching the rodents so it seemed like great hunting grounds which may explain the repeat efforts.  The second day the owl flew into shafts of sunlight which added to the quality of the images.

Morning owl in Bragg Creek - © Christopher Martin-6445

Morning owl in Bragg Creek - © Christopher Martin-6449

Morning owl in Bragg Creek - © Christopher Martin-6458

Morning owl in Bragg Creek - © Christopher Martin-6493

Morning owl in Bragg Creek - © Christopher Martin-6411

Morning owl in Bragg Creek - © Christopher Martin-5365

6 responses

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  2. Stunning lighting!

    April 18, 2015 at 1:51 pm

  3. Girl Gone Expat

    A great picture series! Makes we want to grab my camera and go out there looking for them. The close up with the blue background really caught my eye, must be the eyes of the owl:)

    April 18, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    • Thank you Inger. Those eyes have had so much written about them and every time I see them I understand why.
      Cheers,
      Chris

      April 20, 2015 at 12:36 pm

  4. Reblogged this on lakeso.

    April 18, 2015 at 12:55 am

  5. That one with the sunlight shining through the feathers is amazing!

    April 17, 2015 at 5:42 pm

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