I spied this owl perched out in the full sun at the edge of a stand of trees ringing a lake in Priddis, about 30 miles west of Calgary. I set up a couple dozen yards on a hill so that I was at the same height as its perch.
The bird was in no rush and waited for about 20 more minutes before launching out of the tree. The vole or some similar creature must have dipped out of reach as the owl touched down but flew up again into this bare tree.
I left it staring intently across the field, I’m sure it didn’t miss the next one.
May 8, 2011 | Categories: Animals, Bragg Creek, Owls, Wildlife | Tags: animal, bird, bird in flight, flight, flying, forest, Great Gray Owl, Great Grey Owl, imagery, images, nature, owl, photography, photos, pictures, Priddis, raptor, strix nebulosa, wildlife, wildlife photography | 8 Comments