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Snowy Owl on Weathered Log


Snowy Owl on Weathered Log

snowy owl at a local beach area. They overwinter in our area some years, but haven't been here for the past 2 winters. I think it all depends on the supply of lemmings in the Arctic, as to whether they come to this area for the winter or not. Beautiful birds.



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Very handsome bird...I love birds of prey.

3 May, 2009

 

Lovely Bird and a great photo of it>

3 May, 2009

 

Another fantastic photo.We have seen one of these many years ago in a ploughed field at Wainfleet {Lincolneshire I think} though it was so far away we could only see it as a white blob in the field.I think it had got blown off course as they are used to living up in the Shetland Isles...

I think I am living in the wrong country at times lol.....

3 May, 2009

 

What a great capture....digitally speaking...The old gnarled wood seems to fit right in

3 May, 2009

 

thanks everyone, Skippy, Tina, Donnah & Janey. I love the birds of prey too, fascinating and such wonderful fliers. Of course, it's sad about the prey, but it's just their nature and they have to eat. We have a barred owl who visits our property quite often, - he sits on the overhead wires above our front garden. Also hawks pay us a visit sometimes. We always hope he won't catch one of the songbirds. They all dive for cover in the shrubbery, and sometimes the hawk crashes right in there after them. Everything goes VERY quiet when the hawk's around. The singing and twittering just stops abruptly, so we know when the hunter's here.

One night during this past winter, I walked right past the owl, with one Lab onleash!!, owl was perched atop the bird feeder hanging pole beside the front driveway. Expected it to fly away, but no, it sat there and was still there as we returned to the house! Am sure I could have touched it, it was so close.

3 May, 2009



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