We did a little bit of prairie swainson’s hawk shooting then headed north west in hopes to photograph great grey owls in-flight, that was the main goal of the trip. We arrived in the location a bit early for great gray’s, and a storm was brewing, dark, hail further east and then the rain came.
Started to worry that we would be done for by the weather when the sun suddenly popped out , and within min. after that we found an adult great gray owl hunting. He swooped over our heads with a freshly caught meadow vole and landed about 200 yards behind us. We went over and took a look, here he was with the vole, the great grey owl still wet from the storm, wings hanging low trying dry out.
We could hear what sounded like 2 to 3 fledglings 20 yards into the forest calling.
We ended up photographing the great gray owl hunting and bringing back food to the fledglings for a good hour, in good light.
A few from yesterday evening and more to follow.
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