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Old Dec 8, 2007, 8:23 PM   #1
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Hunting Wildlife In A Snow Storm

Since I don't see a lot of wildlife photos taken during storms every time we have a storm I am out in the woods trying to get a keeper or two. Starting Friday night thru Monday or Tuesday we are suppose to get 18 to 24 inches of new snow so I figured the next few days will be hunting wildlife in bad weather. Sounds like fun to me.

I looked out the window and decided I need my snow boots.



Looks like I got to brush off the camera wagon so I can see.



The snow let up for a few minutes and I found a Bald Eagle



He moved but I found him again



I need to get on the other side of the tree so its time to back up and go around



I am going to keep this one



On the way back to the camera wagon I went around and got behind some thick cedars, I figured this would give me a wind break and make the trip back better.

I found a Red Tail





All in all a fun 5 hours today I hope tomorrow is as much fun.



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Two nice raptor shots Roger, though neither of them looked particularly pleased with the snow :-).

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I love your eagle shot - he doesn't look as unhappy as the sad looking hawk.
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Great series as always, Roger! It sure is nice to see some real snow! We had our 1st flurries the other nite but that was it. Now, we're on the 4th grey day of mist with about 3 more to follow.

Harriet, I think you right about the red tail looking sad compared to the bald. After watching the balds that migrate down the Mississippi for the last dozen years or so, I've concluded that the colder & nastier the weather is...the happier those regal birds look!

Roger, thanks for sharing & be careful out there!
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Very fineshots as usual, Roger (not expecting anything else from you).

Here we only have cold, cold rain and mud and the odd sparrow, but too dull to shoot anything anyway (if you need a more profound definition of dull grey, visit southern Sweden in November/December before the snow covers the ground).

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and i was out the last 2 days in shorts and no shoes.

looks like a couple of wet birds.. stamina you've got.

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Two nice raptor shots Roger, though neither of them looked particularly pleased with the snow :-).

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Hi Tim and thanks for the nice comment and for looking. I agree I don't think they were real happy with the snow & ice.


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I love your eagle shot - he doesn't look as unhappy as the sad looking hawk.
Hi mtngal, I agree the Hawk does not look like a happy camper.


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Great series as always, Roger! It sure is nice to see some real snow! We had our 1st flurries the other nite but that was it. Now, we're on the 4th grey day of mist with about 3 more to follow.

Harriet, I think you right about the red tail looking sad compared to the bald. After watching the balds that migrate down the Mississippi for the last dozen years or so, I've concluded that the colder & nastier the weather is...the happier those regal birds look!

Roger, thanks for sharing & be careful out there!
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Thanks Ron, for looking and for commenting and yes I will be careful.

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Very fineshots as usual, Roger (not expecting anything else from you).

Here we only have cold, cold rain and mud and the odd sparrow, but too dull to shoot anything anyway (if you need a more profound definition of dull grey, visit southern Sweden in November/December before the snow covers the ground).

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I will try to remember Southern Sweden when I am need dull gray.


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