The final hunt after an evening with a great gray

Watching from the branches, the owl dove after the sunlight had slipped away.  It had already been a great day of owls (long-eared, short-eared, snowy and great grays).  There was enough light for one more encounter.

 

The bird missed on the first plunge into the snow.  Then heard or saw something and shot upwards.   He flew away from me and quickly dove back to the ground.

With the second strike successful, he swallowed the prey and then returned to the trees.

Flying to a new perch after several minutes.  From there it alternated between watching the field across the road and the fence line directly below.

The light faded quickly and my fingers were happy when I returned to the vehicle.

2 responses

  1. Anonymous

    Amazing action shots that depict ‘a day in the life’ of a magnificent bird of prey!

    March 26, 2019 at 9:55 am

  2. what an amazing series of shots. an owl’s dinner

    March 26, 2019 at 6:34 am

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