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Old Mar 24, 2013, 10:14 AM   #1
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Along with the snowy who allowed me to photograph him,there was a little Northern Hawk Owl who would sit on the same tree every morning on my way to work.Only problem was I had to park on a one lane bridge in order to catch him..and he didn't seem to mind..even letting me photograph him while he went thru his morning cleaning and preening..
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Old Mar 25, 2013, 8:47 AM   #2
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Very nice shots of an interesting bird

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Super shots ! I'd give my left arm to get that close to an owl like that (we almost never see them here) !
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Very nice shots. #4 is my favorite -- I love the stark branches against the brilliant blue sky and the majestic owl is placed perfectly in the frame.
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Old Mar 27, 2013, 7:06 AM   #5
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Thankyou for your nice comments.I couldn't believe how accomodating this little fella was..just letting me sit there and click while he went ahead with his morning cleaning.Could have stayed all day on that bridge practicing with my camera if only it wasn't a one laned bridge..lol..Had to move everytime a car came up.I'm done in the area now so am gonna miss the little gaffer..
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This must of been a great day..
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These birds are rare visitors to our region. I have never seen one here but know people who have. Nice captures!

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Another great job - your patience and skill certainly are paying off!
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Old Mar 31, 2013, 7:17 PM   #9
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Wonderful shots, well worth the risk of parking on a one-lane bridge. He's such a cutie, the second preening shot is funny, I love it (though not exactly a good portrait shot I guess).

I hear what I think is a barn owl all the time. Only problem is that I can never figure out where it is, so I've never seen it.
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Never seen one of these before....great shots
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