A phantom of the north’s flyby
I watched this Great gray owl criss-cross a field west of Bragg Creek a couple of weekends ago. I spotted him perched near a small pond in front of the forest and photographed as he flew closer to where I was on the road.
Between flights, he landed on a couple of fence posts, a branch and a driveway gate. This last landing was about 20 metres (60′) away from where I stood.
I have had owls fly close to me occasionally and it is always an intense moment. This was no exception – it was great to feel his presence as it glided past within arm’s reach.
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This entry was posted on April 11, 2016 by Christopher Martin. It was filed under Bragg Creek, Owls, Wildlife and was tagged with alberta, bird, bragg creek, Canada, flying, Great Gray Owl, owls, strix nebulosa, wildlife photography.