For the Birds: About Owls

Cheryl

by Cheryl Baxter

Those of you who know me know that owls are my favourite bird!

I am always in search of new species to photograph.  So far I have been fortunate enough to capture a Barred Owl, Great Horned Owl, Great Horned Owlets, Northern Hawk Owl, Great Greys and finally Snowy Owls.

Still on my wish list to capture are the Saw Whet, Screech, Short-eared, Long-eared Owls…. (I am sure there are more that are common to our climate that will be added to this list).

As you may know, we here in the Ottawa area experienced an irruption of Snowy Owls this winter.  We were especially blessed by these beauties in the Almonte & Carleton Place areas.  Just this past week, there were a few Snowy Owls spotted at the Experimental farm.  I believe they were just passing through on their way back north.  I went there on Wednesday morning with my friend to see if we could spot them one last time for this season, which we did!

Please enjoy some of my Owl photographs.  Feel free to comment, or ask questions anytime!

Wishing you a week of feathers and beaks!   ~Cheryl Baxter

Barred Owl
Barred Owl
Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owlets
Great Horned Owlets
Northern Hawk Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Great Grey Owl
Great Grey Owl
Snowy Owl - Almonte
Snowy Owl – Almonte
Snowy Owl- Experimental Farm, Ottawa
Snowy Owl- Experimental Farm, Ottawa