Snow Owl 2

marricgardensFebruary 12, 2014

Well, he's becoming a regular feature. First he sat on top of the pine tree on the south side of the house, farther away but this time he flew to the north side and sat on top of another pine, this was a lot closer to the house. Problem was he wouldn't turn around so I could get a good pic. Too bad the sun hadn't been out. Here's what I got anyway.

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marciaz3 Tropical 3 Northwestern Ontario

Lucky you to see it! We had a shrike here the other day, and we're going to slow down on the feed for awhile until he goes somewhere else.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 9:44AM
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marricgardens

I'm not familiar with the shrike, will have to look it up. I gather they are very aggressive birds? marg

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 10:13AM
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marricgardens

I just looked up the northern shrike. Very pretty but considered a predatory bird. Despite how pretty they are, I'm glad we haven't got them here.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 10:18AM
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nutsaboutflowers(2b/3a)

Marg, what a beautiful bird.

Wouldn't that be awesome if he had a family in the spring?

Lynn

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 11:12AM
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marricgardens

One thing I've noticed is that since he's been around, no more starlings. Songbirds, doves and bluejays are still here tho.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 1:15PM
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Ginny McLean_Petite_Garden

He/she is absolutely gorgeous! I am jealous! :) Thanks for sharing Marg! :)

Ginny

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 1:17PM
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north53 Z1b MB(zone 1b Canada)

Great shots!

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 11:09PM
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luckygal(3b)

Great pics of the owl!

I've never managed to get pics of any owls around here altho did see a Great Horned Owl in a tree quite close to my house and heard one last night when I took the dogs out.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2014 at 2:12PM
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