An evening in the forest

Bragg Creek spring owl - © Christopher Martin-5762

The owls have been spoiling me over the past couple of weeks so please forgive yet another Great gray post with images from these most wonderful birds!

Bragg Creek spring owl - © Christopher Martin-5794

I found this owl hunting deeper in the forest and then worked the fence line on either side of the gravel road I was on in West Bragg.  After a mouse there, it moved out of the shadows and into the late day sunlight filtering through the forest.  These photographs cover that time where he flew between trees and dove into a couple of grassy spots.  All the effort yielded two more field mice and some great opportunities for me.  After another hour passed, he flew towards a field as the sun dipped behind the hills across the valley and I headed home.

Bragg Creek spring owl - © Christopher Martin-6120

Bragg Creek spring owl - © Christopher Martin-6125

Bragg Creek spring owl - © Christopher Martin-6145
Great gray owl in spring flight - © Christopher Martin-6243


12 responses

  1. These are the most exciting, fabulous owl photos I have ever seen, and I am an owl fan. Thank you.

    May 5, 2015 at 6:04 am

    • Hello Paula – thank you for your exceptionally kind words! I hope you continue to enjoy the owl images I post when I’m lucky enough to share time with them.

      May 5, 2015 at 6:58 am

      • 🙂 My pleasure Christopher

        May 5, 2015 at 6:59 am

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  3. Fantastic photos.

    April 21, 2015 at 5:46 pm

  4. Great grey shots, indeed! Love the action and lighting. Looks like you were going to be next in the second-last photo.

    April 21, 2015 at 12:47 pm

  5. elmediat

    Absolutely superb compositions. Your work allows us to step into another world that many do not have access to. Many thanks. 🙂

    April 21, 2015 at 9:24 am

  6. I especially love the photo where he looks directly at you with his mesmerizing owl eyes!

    April 21, 2015 at 6:26 am

  7. Spoiled indeed. I never tire of them.

    April 20, 2015 at 7:28 pm

  8. Chris, these are wonderful!

    April 20, 2015 at 5:51 pm

  9. Beautiful shots! And don’t worry, there’s no such thing as too many owl photos. Keep them coming!

    April 20, 2015 at 1:01 pm

  10. Great timing. Christopher. Beautiful.

    April 20, 2015 at 12:45 pm

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