Saturday, December 31, 2011

I am in love with a Great Gray Owl :)

I went out this morning with my best friend Betsy, and her daughter Lydia to see the owl.  Apparently seeing an owl in the wild is on Betsy's bucket list.....CHECK!  I picked them up at 7:00 am and by 8:10 am we had our first sighting of the Great Gray!  We spent three hours following, watching and photographing the owl before leaving the owl (our bladders couldn't hold out any longer....Tim Horton's and birding are not the best match!)  The best thing today....the owl flew directly at and over us....we could have literally touched him!  Seeing him eat a mouse was pretty cool too :)  We then drove around the onion fields hoping to check Snowy Owls off of Betsy's bucket list, but all we saw were shopping bags and white cats.  By the way, I have no idea if the owl is male or female...I am using "him" in a generic sense.  Enjoy these pictures....I never tire of looking at this handsome guy :)


From here, he flew right at and over us!  Amazing and dead silent!

I love that you can see his feet :)

That blurry bit in his mouth is a mouse!

If you look close, you can see a foot on either side of the beak and the mouses' tail!


  1. wow that was fast! You got some really nice shots! I took almost 1600 pictures this morning :) they should be up soonish, once I go through them all!

  2. I only took 189 pics today....much easier to sort through :). Can't wait to see what you got!

  3. Great shots!!!
    I was able to get out there today and got some pics I'm pretty happy with.
    I did find a snowy owl out by the onion fields but couldn't get a very good shot. Could see it pretty clearly through the scope though.

    This is so exciting, isn't it? :D