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Snowy Owl

UPDATE:  I am linking this post to Eileen’s meme, Saturday’s Critters.  Today is Saturday’s Critters #8.  You may view more critters by visiting Eileen’s blog, Viewing nature with Eileen.

 

There is a snowy owl irruption.  Perhaps you have been as fortunate as me to have spotted one or more of these magnificent birds.

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I saw my first snowy owl on January 14th.

Most days since then I have driven from my house to the various places in the immediate area where the snowy owl has been spotted.  I wanted to capture a closer picture of the snowy owl and, if possible, lower to the ground.

Today my husband and I went for a drive in search of the snowy owl.

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We spotted an owl sitting on top of a utility pole,
across the street from where I took my first snowy owl picture.

We drove a little farther north, where a snowy owl had been spotted on other days.  We looked but didn’t see any signs of an owl.  The snowy owl blends in well with the snow, so we might just not be seeing it.  We decided to do a U-turn and return to where we had spotted the owl sitting on top of the utility pole.  The owl wasn’t there; however, we spotted it just across the street on another utility pole.  The utility pole it was perched on was the same pole where I had first seen the snowy owl on January 14th.  We parked along the side of the road.  As I was getting out of the car, the owl flew off the pole to the field behind the pole.  I walked across the field to a wire fence.  I searched the ground for the snowy owl.  After a couple minutes, I spotted it!

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What a magnificent bird!

15 Responses to “Snowy Owl”

  1. Eileen

    Gorgeous Snowy Owl photos, Linda! I loved them all. They are harder to spot on the ground and in the snow. Great post.

    Reply
  2. EG CameraGirl

    I love these sweet owls. I live in an area where a spend the winter every year But I never tire of them, in fact, I look forward to their coming. Nice photos!!

    Reply
  3. Anne

    Gorgeous bird! I have unsuccessfully been trekking to where they’ve been seen around here. I’ve missed them by a half hour sometimes. 😦

    Reply

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