Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Another Life Bird!!!

Yesterday,Jake and I went out in search of birds and photo opportunities.
Well,we were successful in both areas.
We had not travelled very many miles from our home town when we came across this beauty.
This is perhaps the whitest Snowy Owl I have ever seen.The blue sky and sunshine made for great photography.
As we went further away from home we headed towards Winnipeg,but never got till there.
We saw another Snowy Owl close to a small village called Springstein.
The main reason for our travels was to find the Northern Hawk Owl.
We had heard reports of it being in this general area.
Once again we were fortunate enough to see this little owl in a perfect photo setting.
We were thrilled as this bird brought our Life List up to 233
Again the Owl was very accommodating and just sat and looked at us.
We could walk around and talk and the cute little bird, (only 8 inches in length), didn't care at all.
I would say that we had  a successful day and came home thrilled to have seen such beautiful birds.
Each bird is special and one of God's originals.
  
God specializes in original creations.

25 comments:

  1. Ruth truly a blessing to see two owls in one photo shoot!
    I have only seen them in photos!
    The snow owl is so precious!!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Congratulations! Both owls are so special and your photos are terrific.

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  3. My luck is to see the owl as it flies away...These are beautiful...

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  4. Ruth, both of these photos gave me goosebumps!

    I'm happy for you - it looks like all of the conditions were just perfect. Those days are rare, thanks for sharing yours with us!

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  5. Marvelous shots Ruth! I've never seen either one of these. How fortunate to see both in one day. We don't seem to have many Owls around here. We did about 6-7 years ago, but they have disappeared.
    B.

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  6. Wow - fabulous shots! I've gotten pics of a Snowy before, but I've never seen a Hawk Owl. Very nice camera work!

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  7. I am full of envy! A Snowy Owl would be at the top of my "most want to see" list of birds! Such a beautiful creature! It really is very white!. That other little owl is cute, too! I've seen so few owls in my lifetime. These photos are wonderful and thanks for sharing them with us.

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  8. Great pictures of the owls. I saw my first Snowy this season last week but it was way out in a field. I have never seen a hawk owl.

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  9. Hi Ruth, That Snowy Owl is gorgeous. I saw some white birds at a distance when were at Little River Canyon... Can't tell what they are --but they are definitely white.

    Great pictures and your blog page looks so good.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  10. You were VERY fortunate! Great pictures but even better than that was adding another bird to your life list. Thanks for sharing Runth.

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  11. Wow. How much luck can on eperson have? I have only seen screech owls here in my life. Just a pair. You got a snowy owl no less. wonderful. marvelous.

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  12. At first I thought it was a cloud in a most unusual shape, lol! What a gorgeous bird and fantastic shot! So glad you were successful!

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  13. WOW and WOW. Great pictures.

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  14. Wow, your Snowy owl is just beautiful and very white. The Hawk is cool looking too. I just love any kind of owl. Great photos and congrats on your lifers.

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  15. ahhhhhhh I am totally speechless at your finds..and I am also very jealous..but LOVE your photos!! What a rare day you had!! Good for you!

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  16. Looks like you had a very successful day!! Beautiful pictures of the owls. I get so excited when I see a 'new' bird!

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  17. Stunning photographs...not one but two.

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  18. Beautiful creatures!
    Wonderful captures.

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  19. Congrats to both of you! Beautiful photos!! I went out to try and find a Northern Hawl Owl that has been near our area for a while yesterday and spotted it as well :) I have yet to see a snowy owl - my favorite bird. Again, congratulations!

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  20. CONGRATULATIONS TWICE! I have never seen such a white snowy either! Magnificent specimen! And congrats on your lifer! I would love to see one of those too someday! Really great photos Ruth!

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  21. When you find two such beautiful owls on the same day you know God is Good!! The snowy is beautiful but the Hawk Owl is just striking and I am in awe. And, like Tina just a tad jealous!! Have a great day Ruth...
    God Bless
    Jalynn

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  22. Ruth: What fun captures, you did a great job with them

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  23. I agree w/ you that each bird is special! That snowy owl reminds me of an angel! I hope I get to see one soon!

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  24. Wow! I am impressed with both the photography and the bird.

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  25. Gorgeous shots! You were very fortunate to get two such opportunities in one day.

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