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 hunkered down as crows harassed it.
The Snowy Owl at first looked curious when the crows started harassing 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.
Snowy Owl #1
6th line across from the airport
Today's blustery winter weather didn't deter this male Snowy Owl from catching a few winks atop a utility pole.
I spent several hours watching this beautiful snowy owl late yesterday afternoon. Hunting was good. She caught several voles in that time.
Good Night Sweet Lady!
I spent several hours yesterday afternoon with this beautiful female Snowy Owl. As I drove off I glanced back in the rear view mirror and saw the moon behind her. I had to pull over for one last shot!
Female Snowy Owl flies over field in late afternoon light.
A female Snowy Owl lands in a field late afternoon.
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