An owl on the other side
On the other side of the road, this Great gray owl continued hunting after it flew across. She left the open forest for the denser evergreens on the southern approach which provided a completely different look from the images that I shared yesterday.
She flew between a couple of posts before gliding between a couple of trees. I was lucky to be in position for some great opportunities.
The owl flew into the middle of this large tree, beside the trunk, and I thought she might choose to rest there for a while. She did for a few minutes, but soon grew restless and began scanning the ground for activity. She turned around, saw something and then shot out of the tree. I lost sight of her almost right away but heard a lot of squawking and commotion before things went quiet again. I assume the owl struck successfully but did not go into the woods to check – either way the cycle of hunter and hunted continued with one coming out successfully.
This entry was posted on November 13, 2016 by Christopher Martin. It was filed under Alberta, Birds, Bragg Creek, Nature, Owls, Wildlife and was tagged with alberta, animals, bragg creek, Canada, flight, flying, Great Gray Owl, nature, owls, wildlife photography.