Posted by Dan Arndt
In late March of this year, Paul Turbitt and I headed out to Grand Valley Road in search of Great Grey Owls, and I had both my best day in terms of numbers of owls, but also in terms of photos. This individual owl seemed incredibly tolerant of people, and patient enough to make three hunting attempts in the hour that we sat and watched. More than a few times, the owl flew in our direction, seemingly unthreatened by our presence.
Enjoy the photos.
This Great Grey Owl was little wary when we first showed up…
But after a little patience and some sun to distract, we were all but forgotten about.
This owl must have felt a little exposed though, as it kept a keen eye on the skies.
Oh! What’s that?
Looks like lunch!
Hmm… nope, missed it.
I blame you, you know.
Ready for takeoff…
Maybe the hunting’s better down here…
Nailed the landing!
And one more wing-spread shot. Can’t get enough of these gorgeous owls!
Bye for now!
Rob English was driving west of Water Valley on March 31, and came across a bird he had never seen before – a Great-grey Owl. These magnificent birds are one of the most sought-after sightings for many birders. Click to enlarge.