A Snowy owl hunting on a rise
The Snowy owl that I had photographed the previous week, I found again last Sunday. This time she was on a snow-covered rise ~50 metres from the fence line. It was much warmer than the week before and the sun was out so it was quite a pleasant visit.
The owl perched taking in a complete view of her surroundings – me included. The wind was gusting ahead of a chinook that was arching across the prairies so she crouched low whenever it picked up.
In between one of the wind blasts, she caught sight or sound of something to her left and glided towards a broken post. She hovered for a moment and then dropped to the ground.
She grabbed something and quickly swallowed it. She landed a little further behind the rise and in line with the post so I missed a clear line on the hunt’s conclusion.
She soon returned to scanning the field.
And I found another sight line.
This entry was posted on December 23, 2016 by Christopher Martin. It was filed under Alberta, Birds, Nature, Owls, Wildlife, Winter and was tagged with alberta, Bubo scandicus, Canada, flying, Langdon, owl, prairie, Snowy owl, winter.