Photography of wildlife – animals, birds, plants, events
#New Years Day – Long eared Owls
It is the very first day of 2014, and a refreshing walk out to Boundary Bay is clearing the fog in my mind, a result of overindulgence during the holiday celebrations. Many people out for a walk in the pleasant warm weather and many photographers with cameras and tripods in tow, I wished every one a Happy New Year as they passed and the greeting was warmly reciprocated.
There were a lot of eagles perched on the tops of hydro poles or in the tree tops, a few Northern Harriers , a rough legged hawk, a northern Flicker and best of all the long eared owl. These are medium sized owls with erect blackish ear tufts and are nocturnal hunters in open fields.