In Search of Snowy Owls
Last winter was the first year that I had the good fortune to find a number of Snowy Owls. My hope was that they would return again this year. Over the past few weeks, I had seen a few posts from people starting to see them in Southern Alberta and a few other areas in the province, though nothing close to where I live. Nevertheless, I decided to go out and take a look for them.
The spots where I had found them last winter turned up empty, so I decided to drive a few of the local back roads. My initial search turned up empty, but I then spotted what appeared to be a snow-covered power pole that seemed a bit out of place, as none of the other posts were covered in snow.
I approached slowly and still wasn't sure if I had found anything. Only when I got close and it turned its head was it clear that I had found my first Snowy of the season. It quickly decided to fly off in the sunset, which, while disappointing as I would have liked to have grabbed a few more shots, still made for a lovely photo.
Over the weekend, I was able to find a few more Snowy Owls and hopefully they will stay around the area for the next few months as they really are a treat to watch. I'm still struck by how well that first Snowy Owl was able to disguise itself a snow-capped power pole. Nature is truly something to behold.
I love any owls. Have u read Wesley the Owl? Beautiful book. Nature is the reason for living!
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