We did a circle tour along the roads of Beaverhills today starting in the SE we made our way up around the N end then S again.
Just off the highway a ribbon of red caught my eye.
Very little snow left in the stubble, overall its been a pretty dry winter.
Old mud-chink log barn, things I snap when birds are elusive.
We were searching the landscape for...
this fella on the treetop.
We noticed Snowy kept looking over his left shoulder and though I was not prepared when he lifted off he was beautiful to watch as he did a full circle turn lift off from the tree facing our direction. Generally Snowy owls tend to sit for a long time to conserve energy though I should have realized the way he kept looking over his shoulder into the field that he might be eyeing potential dinner. If I'd been thinking quicker I would have changed settings for a flight shot rather than, but its all a learning experience and makes for a wonderful adventurous day.
Can you see him?
Here he, or she is. I shoot with a 300m lens so this shot is greatly cropped for viewing benefit.
We had hoped to spot a snowy owl today as we saw three last weekend, though I would think they must be moving north by now. On my wish list was the Short Eared Owl and Horned Lark, and we got lucky with a lark.
To send us on our way home was Mr Merlin.
Hope you enjoyed the day, hugs!