How lucky I am! Another snowy owl flying on the prairie.

In one of the canals east of Dalemead I found this snowy owl.  It was on the right of way road above the watercourse beside the long grass.  I walked down the road a little closer and settled into the snow at an angle I could photograph the bird with the sun lighting her front.  I had hopes of the owl flying in my general direction when she chose to continue hunting.

A bit of time passed with her sweeping the landscape and reacting whenever a new sound was heard or bit of motion was seen.  The temperature was much warmer than the rest of February had been so it was a rather pleasant wait. Eventually she started to get more active, preening and shaking out her feathers.  When she jumped off of the snow, she stayed low for a few wingbeats.

Then she banked and passed in front of me.  That was wonderful and on the outer edge of what I was hoping for.


9 responses

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  2. Stunning!!

    March 5, 2019 at 4:23 pm

  3. Wow! Did you disguise as a giant mouse or why is she looking at you like that (I’m kind of jealous … ) :-))

    March 4, 2019 at 2:07 am

  4. Beautiful!

    March 4, 2019 at 1:35 am

  5. She was posing for you!! Beautiful!

    March 3, 2019 at 7:27 pm

  6. Luck and skill -a great combination . enjoyed your series of this owl, thanks to you.

    March 3, 2019 at 2:53 pm

  7. Ans we are fortunate that you are sharing this special moment with all of us! 🙂

    March 3, 2019 at 2:35 pm

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    March 3, 2019 at 2:34 pm

  9. Beautiful!

    March 3, 2019 at 2:23 pm

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