Great gray owl in the late winter forest

On a solo outing to some remote roads, I found a gorgeous great gray owl perched on a telephone pole in warm afternoon sunshine.

A short wait ended with the bird gliding into the forest.  It found a perch there and moved to two other ones before flying to a knot of trees close by.

She scanned the sky occasionally, watched the ground steadily but did not find a target on or under the snow.  One launch had the owl drop onto a pile of deadfall.  I caught a nice launch off of a tree trunk and followed the bird up to her next perch.

Soon she flew across the nearby meadow and landed in a lone evergreen.  She flew along a frozen creek to a slender tee – a winter’s skeleton – that bowed under her weight.

 

And then she flew west, further afield, and well beyond my shooting range with the gear I have.

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4 responses

  1. Excellent body of work, well done

    April 15, 2020 at 1:18 am

  2. He is enjoying now being on quarantine. . .

    April 13, 2020 at 9:20 am

  3. Amazing to see her trying to land on those tiny branches. Nice series, lucky it stayed so long.

    April 13, 2020 at 1:33 am

  4. She is beautiful, wow

    April 13, 2020 at 12:02 am

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