A Great gray owl in Redwood Meadows

Great gray owl in Redwood Meadows - © Christopher Martin-3782-3

I’ve lived in Redwood Meadows for over 9 years and have never photographed a Great gray owl in the daylight here.  A little while ago, I was driving back from Bragg Creek and spotted this owl perched on a fence post.  I watched him in the sun for a little while before he flew.  Then he quickly moved from post to post for a couple of minutes, with short breaks between flights.

Great gray owl in Redwood Meadows - © Christopher Martin-3714

Great gray owl in Redwood Meadows - © Christopher Martin-3730

Great gray owl in Redwood Meadows - © Christopher Martin-3735

Great gray owl in Redwood Meadows - © Christopher Martin-3736

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Great gray owl in Redwood Meadows - © Christopher Martin-3738

Great gray owl in Redwood Meadows - © Christopher Martin-3748

Great gray owl in Redwood Meadows - © Christopher Martin-3749

Eventually he flew to the top of a nearby tree for a better view.  That did not last long and he flew directly in front of me as he crossed the road (the first photo int his story) and flew into the heavier forest on the edge of the Tsuu T’ina Rodeo and Pow Wow grounds.

Great gray owl in Redwood Meadows - © Christopher Martin-3780

 

14 responses

  1. Great photos!

    July 1, 2016 at 12:59 pm

  2. Excellent photographs!!!Wonderful

    June 30, 2016 at 4:49 pm

  3. Wonderful pics!

    June 30, 2016 at 11:16 am

  4. fantastische beelden bedankt om te posten… love it !

    June 30, 2016 at 6:59 am

  5. Amazing shots. I really love the last one and the one just before it landed on the fence post. It just looks cool with the its legs and feet stretched out for landing.

    June 30, 2016 at 6:35 am

  6. I did not realize the Great Gray Owl was the largest owl in N.America, with a wing span of 4 feet and body length of 27 inches. Great shots and I love the eyes of this owl.

    June 30, 2016 at 6:04 am

  7. Kenny

    The owl is so pretty love the pics great angles.

    June 30, 2016 at 5:46 am

  8. Excellent photographs!

    June 30, 2016 at 5:29 am

  9. I say: GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 30, 2016 at 5:24 am

  10. Anonymous

    Great

    June 30, 2016 at 4:37 am

  11. Robin Calter

    Nice pictures! All of them capture the owl perfectly.

    June 30, 2016 at 3:24 am

  12. Lyn

    The owl is so cutee 🙂

    June 30, 2016 at 1:39 am

  13. Wonderful to see. I love the image of the owl reaching out to land. Thanks for posting!

    June 30, 2016 at 1:36 am

  14. I so much fall in love with this capture, as a lover of nature and biologist.

    June 30, 2016 at 12:18 am

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