Another wave of Sandhill cranes stopped over in Springwater Township this weekend, almost six weeks later than the last group. I doubt they'll like last night's snowfall much.
Snowy on Ice
I know that many of the Snowy Owls that winter near the Great Lakes hunt small water fowl out on the ice near open water. Until this afternoon I had yet to see one along the shoreline. I was surprised to see this one take off as I was eyeing up my icescape composition!
This male Snowy Owl is on target to his prey in a field outside of Collingwood.
A male Snowy Owl lifts off his perch after spotting prey in a field outside of Collingwood.
A male Snowy Owl spots prey in the field across from his perch on a concession utility pole outside of Collingwood.
Everybody's Moving to Collingwood
This Snowy Owl has been hanging out in a very busy industrial/commercial area of town. She doesn't have far to go though to hunt water fowl.
Snowy Owl coming in for a landing
Snowy Owl hunting in a field near Stayner.
After an afternoon of hunting for snowy owls, I came across this beauty.
The Snowy Owl at first looked curious when the crows started harassing it.
The Snowy Owl hunkered down as crows harassed it.
Welcome back! I'm so happy to see you again! This is my first Snowy Owl sighting of this winter, earlier than in recent years.
Who's Watching Whom?
Barred Owl tucked away in the forest.
Barred Owl tucked away in the forest
Fly Like an Eagle
I want to fly like an eagle, to the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me ~Steve Miller
Coming in for a Landing
Mute swan lands in Collingwood Harbour.
Taken at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy.
Coming in for a landing.
Conditions were perfect to catch the eagle's reflection as it skimmed across the pond.
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