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.
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.
You have some awesome photos!
loved them 🙂
It is so exciting to see them as they can be quite difficult to spot as they blend in so well with the trees.