A good morning with a great gray owl

This great gray owl was hunting across a field when I was out photographing.  I set up my camera and watched her glide low over the grass scouting for movement.  She caught a mouse and ate it before crossing the field, landing on a fence post close by.

She worked along the fence line for a little bit before returning her attention to the seemingly more productive ground she had started the morning at.  I waited for a couple of minutes, watching while she made short flights and dives.

Inevitably she added to her breakfast count and then returned in my direction.  This time to a weathered wood fence which was directly in front of me.  She flew from fence, to the red pipe and to the fence again in quick succession.

That gave me the opportunity to photograph her in flight up close which was a wonderful gift from this beautiful owl.  Before long she launched once more, crossed the field into the sunshine and landed in a tree on the edge of the forest.

8 responses

  1. She looks massive. What a thrill to be so close.

    May 3, 2018 at 9:43 pm

  2. Wonderful capture of the power, beauty and magic of these birds.

    May 3, 2018 at 7:26 pm

  3. Karen Thornton

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing

    May 3, 2018 at 6:54 pm

  4. Anonymous

    So beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    May 3, 2018 at 6:52 pm

  5. Fabulous catches. Almost looked like she was looking at you–or us! I had forgotten that they have such feathered legs! Can you tell me why?

    May 3, 2018 at 6:26 pm

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  7. Fabulous photos. You seem to be the owl whisperer.

    May 3, 2018 at 8:41 am

  8. Anonymous

    What beautiful pictures and the inclusion of the red pope just makes such a striking contrast.

    May 3, 2018 at 8:37 am

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