Jan 28 2023
adult, outside normal range
Gatineau - This bird had been around for a week but hadn't been seen since Monday. I got word this morning that it had been found again so I headed up and was rewarded for my effort along with others. Shooting conditions were tough. The light was poor and finding a hole to shoot through to avoid branches was very challenging. The bird rarely had its eyes open and when it did they were heavily shaded. It wasn't interested in people, passing dogs or Chickadees. That's what it's like when you've recently downed a meadow vole.
8 Replies to “Boreal Owl”
Fabulous to see and such a good result. They can be so difficult to find, and as you say even once found, the conditions are usually very tricky.
Correct on all points. That’s why we seldom see one.
I’ve only seen one. Photo is uploaded from a long ways back
Must have been a very special moment.
Superb shot of a magnificent owl, not an easy one to get..
Agreed. It can be a very tough bird. This individual in particular.
Thanks Sue. This was a real treat.