Watching owls fly in the Palouse
On the first day I was in the Palouse earlier this year, I found a great horned owl haunting an abandoned farmstead near Colfax.
My friends photographed the rolling hills and fields while I waited for the owl to fly. Over the course of an hour or so her started up in a broken metal structure, flew over to a green field, returned to the farmhouse and alighted at the weather vane nearby. At one point she met up with her mate in another field before leaving him when he stepped into the taller grass. She hunted successfully twice but she was just out of sight both times. I loved the even lighting from the overcast sky coupled with the varied scenes that she went through while I was there.
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This entry was posted on June 10, 2017 by Christopher Martin. It was filed under Birds, Nature, Owls, Palouse, Wildlife and was tagged with birds, flying, Great Horned Owl, Palouse, Washington State, Whitman County, wildlife.