A beautiful afternoon with a Snowy
After a blustery start to the day on December 27th, by 2pm the wind had settled down and the sun then came out making for a much more comfortable time while I watched this Snowy owl. She seemed to enjoy the change in the weather too as she was very active. Her hunting ability is exceptional and she caught a mouse on almost every glide low over the snow.
The two series, above and below, were both successful hunting runs where she caught a field mouse or something similar.
I have become a regular observer of this bird in particular as she has a large farm field staked as her territory and I’ve been lucky to find her there consistently. In previous years, I have occasionally been able to repeat time with the same owl but this regularity is really special to me.
Earlier she flew to a few different parts of the field before settling on the area where she flew over in the photographs above.
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This entry was posted on January 8, 2017 by Christopher Martin. It was filed under Nature, Owls, Wildlife, Winter and was tagged with alberta, animals, bird, Bubo scandiacus, Canada, flying, owls, prairie, Snowy owl, wildlife, winter.
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Just amazing it truly shows the beauty of the owl.
January 12, 2017 at 2:14 pm
Marvelous work, gracious.
January 11, 2017 at 6:01 am
January 12, 2017 at 3:18 pm
I didn’t know they have such big feet! Look almost like paws. Owls are amazing.
January 10, 2017 at 10:47 am
Great light and a wonderful subject. Nice work!
January 9, 2017 at 2:25 pm
Some great captures!
January 9, 2017 at 4:58 am
Reblogged this on Le Bien-Etre au bout des Doigts.
January 9, 2017 at 12:43 am
Just mesmerizing, Christopher. Her beauty is astounding. Does she have a nest? Thanks for sharing your masterful nature shots.
January 8, 2017 at 10:33 pm
I am in awe of your owl photographs! It is such a pleasure to look through them, to get a glimpse of the life of the owl, and imagine you freezing in the cold weather, but hanging there anyway for the sheer joy of watching the owl, and the joy of photography. Given the chance I too would hang out in the cold too to get photos like these.
January 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm
That’s one photogenic owl 🙂
January 8, 2017 at 5:20 pm
Amazing photos. I love to watch snow owls on nation channels. I would be crazy taking hundreds of shots if I would ever seen one. You captured all the motions, it’s wonderful!
January 8, 2017 at 5:11 pm
Gorgeous photos! I hope to be able to see them this winter as well.
January 8, 2017 at 4:52 pm
The wings almost look glass like…
January 8, 2017 at 4:42 pm
wonderful photos, that wing span is amazing.
January 8, 2017 at 4:38 pm