Winter owl hunting

It has been a few months since I saw a great gray owl. This afternoon, I found one down an old gravel road hunting in and around an open stand of trees.

A lot of perching and waiting punctuated with a few flights between trees.

And a couple of attack dives into the snow.

This dive was unsuccessful but she did capture two voles while I was there.

I look forward to the next opportunity to have some owl time. No matter when that is, it was great to close out 2022 with this encounter with one of my favorite animals.

11 responses

  1. Anonymous

    Espectacular

    January 5, 2023 at 2:02 pm

  2. Louise Jayne

    Wonderful photos.

    December 31, 2022 at 9:55 am

  3. Anonymous

    Wow!!! What great shots you have here. I’m so fascinated by owls. Such an interesting bird!
    Thank you for sharing your talents. Happy New Year.

    December 31, 2022 at 8:51 am

  4. Incredible creatures and wonderful images

    December 30, 2022 at 4:30 am

  5. Great set of photo’s again

    December 30, 2022 at 1:43 am

  6. Owls are so exotic.

    December 29, 2022 at 6:34 pm

  7. No baiting, with no manmade objects. This owl seems comfortable with your presence, just goes on hunting. These are fantastic shots!

    December 29, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    • Thank you Jane. Definitely no baiting involved – I am 100% against that. I was there for about an hour. She hunted in the trees and in one small field centred with a pile of wood. She landed on the wood and then hit the snow from there. That was the closest she was – about 6m/20′ away. Unexpected that she would land that close but very exciting.

      December 29, 2022 at 2:08 pm

      • Oh, that would have been exciting! Well done!

        December 29, 2022 at 4:48 pm

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