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.

3 responses

  1. Some wonderful photographs Christopher. The one third from the bottom is a beauty!
    Alison

    June 11, 2017 at 4:10 am

  2. Must have taken a lot of patience….

    June 10, 2017 at 5:28 pm

  3. elmediat

    Superb sequence.

    June 10, 2017 at 9:55 am

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