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Forzahibs Oct 21, 2012 1:45 PM

Trip To A Small Zoo Today
 
Probably only got one half decent photo

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Or two ??

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lesmore49 Oct 21, 2012 3:09 PM

Like that Snowy White Owl. In my area of the world...winter is near and so will be the Snowy White Owls as they migrate here.

Nice photo...I like how the Owl is framed by the tree.

Forzahibs Oct 21, 2012 3:13 PM

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Originally Posted by lesmore49 (Post 1323306)
Like that Snowy White Owl. In my area of the world...winter is near and so will be the Snowy White Owls as they migrate here.

Nice photo...I like how the Owl is framed by the tree.

Such beautiful creatures , must be amazing to see them in the wild

lesmore49 Oct 22, 2012 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Forzahibs (Post 1323307)
Such beautiful creatures , must be amazing to see them in the wild


They are wonderful to see in the wild. I live on the Canadian Prairies and in the winter drive down country back roads...alongside the snow covered farm fields. Snowy White Owls tend to perch on telephone poles as in the flat prairies these poles...I think...afford them the best view for hunting...the poles are about the highest things on the prairies. I've also seen them perch on top of higher knolls on the prairies. On the snow covered knolls they blend in extremely well.

I recall last winter watching one alight from a pole ...and fly very low, very fast...a few hundred yards away I could see it suddenly hit the ground. No doubt it it struck prey...too far for me to see....but probably a field mouse, rat or rabbit...I'm guessing.

Forzahibs Oct 22, 2012 1:59 PM

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Originally Posted by lesmore49 (Post 1323398)
They are wonderful to see in the wild. I live on the Canadian Prairies and in the winter drive down country back roads...alongside the snow covered farm fields. Snowy White Owls tend to perch on telephone poles as in the flat prairies these poles...I think...afford them the best view for hunting...the poles are about the highest things on the prairies. I've also seen them perch on top of higher knolls on the prairies. On the snow covered knolls they blend in extremely well.

I recall last winter watching one alight from a pole ...and fly very low, very fast...a few hundred yards away I could see it suddenly hit the ground. No doubt it it struck prey...too far for me to see....but probably a field mouse, rat or rabbit...I'm guessing.

They really are fantastic beasts , utterly majestic

NMRecording Oct 22, 2012 7:03 PM

Nice shots. Hey one decent one makes it all worth it :-) Looks like you got two.

Keltech Oct 22, 2012 7:23 PM

Both the shots are beautiful. I am especially fond of the Snowy Owl. It won’t be long now till they are frequenting our coastal birding habitats. I got my first picture of one this spring and it was a real thrill.

Lou

nhmom Oct 23, 2012 8:35 PM

Both are very striking images. Two is better than nothing. And, these are definitely both keepers.

Patty

mtngal Oct 24, 2012 10:14 PM

Love the snowy owl, but both are really good.

Forzahibs Oct 24, 2012 11:47 PM

Thanks everyone


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