Great gray owl on frost and in gold
Last week’s dropping mercury and precipitation allowed the fields around Bragg Creek to be encased in frost on the weekend. I spent the morning watching birds of all sizes waking up – with most waiting for the sun to warm things up a bit. This Great gray owl was more interested in breakfast and I watched him hunt for a couple of hours taking his catches back to the nest hidden somewhere in the forest nearby. These images of the owl just lifting off the grass with a field mouse in its beak really captured the tone of the morning – frosted grass, shafts of golden light, a spectacular bird in flight. It was another wonderful morning spent in awe of the natural world.
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This entry was posted on May 16, 2016 by Christopher Martin. It was filed under Alberta, Animals, Bragg Creek, Nature, Owls, Wildlife and was tagged with alberta, animals, birds, bragg creek, Canada, flying, Great Gray Owls, owls, strix nebulosa, wildlife photography.