Great Horned Owl shot from this morning through branches
This morning I heard a very odd clicking sound out back.. It was not quite familiar to my ears so I looked out into the trees and spotted 2 Ravens. They were vocalizing, hopping about and also making this loud click sound. I grabbed my camera and headed out but they had gone. As I approached the tree where they had been sitting, I saw and heard Robins calling their distress chirps. Suddenly I saw a large dark toned bird fly out and land in another nearby tree. I spotted this Great Horned Owl but only managed a few poor shots through branches before she took off.
Later this afternoon , I again heard the Robins and went out looking, only to find this beautiful Owl sitting on a broken branch alongside a large Fir tree. She allowed me a few hasty handheld shots before once again heading for better cover.
The Ospreys have returned and waste no time establishing nests and territories that they will defend from all adversity.
Spring migration brought us some beautiful White Fronted Geese to the Peninsula. They were enjoying a rest and stretching wings alongside the Canada Geese by the pond.
The always amazing Wood Duck (female) elegant subtle splendour!
Pretty tough for the average Duck to compete with these regal creatures! Amazingly coloured and surprisingly common ducks all across Canada.
March 2018 .. I just received notice that my blog has been awarded a distinction of being one of the top 100 photography blogs in Canada.
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