#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.
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4 thoughts on “#New Years Day – Long eared Owls

  1. Naomi,
    Nice shots, owls are a favorite of mine and the long eared is a very tough one to find in the area I live (The Eastern Shore of Maryland, USA) but I do have at least one decent shot.
    Larry Hitchens

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