Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Short-Eared Owls

On a cold and blustery January day, we decided to drive northeast to Killdeer Plains Wild Life Area in search of Owls. Photographic conditions were horrid….
We were successful in locating the Short Eared Owls, and despite sleet and drizzle, were able to capture a few images.
It was such a joy seeing these birds and watching them soar and course that the images were just an extra….the real treat was in having the opportunity to see them!
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In addition, we were treated to the sight of several Northern Harriers.

Short-Eared Owls

On a cold and blustery January day, we decided to drive northeast to Killdeer Plains Wild Life Area in search of Owls. Photographic conditions were horrid….
We were successful in locating the Short Eared Owls, and despite sleet and drizzle, were able to capture a few images.
It was such a joy seeing these birds and watching them soar and course that the images were just an extra….the real treat was in having the opportunity to see them!
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owl_4274
owl_4258
owl_4179
In addition, we were treated to the sight of several Northern Harriers.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Redheads

The weather today wasn’t conducive to a photo shoot, so I had to be content to look back at what I was shooting in years’ past. One of my favorites was this pair of Red-Headed Ducks. They stopped over for a short visit at Old Reid in the winter of 2008.redheads-5038

It was a wonderful experience to be close to these beauties….even if some of them didn’t care to interact!
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Redheads

The weather today wasn’t conducive to a photo shoot, so I had to be content to look back at what I was shooting in years’ past. One of my favorites was this pair of Red-Headed Ducks. They stopped over for a short visit at Old Reid in the winter of 2008.redheads-5038

It was a wonderful experience to be close to these beauties….even if some of them didn’t care to interact!
redhead-tuck-4975