Saturday, March 6, 2021

A Few Wings Of Winter

I'm always looking for birds to photograph. Winter has a lot less bird activity in my area, but there are still some. 

The Grey Partridge has been one of those birds which have evaded me for too long. When I came across this covey of birds, and there were a few more than three, I quickly stopped and gave it a try. I am not entirely happy with these results, but they are better than any previous shots.



It seemed that they all had urgent business elsewhere, so I had to be quick to even get these shots.



The Snowy Owl was much more accommodating . I was so thankful for the blue sky and the fact that this owl allowed me to get several shots and stayed there even as I drove away.



She even gave me a good 'looking at you' pose.


No birds in this photo, at least none that I could see, but if you look carefully there is what looks to be a dog lying near the far end of the trees. I did not notice that until I saw the picture on the computer.


I'm so thankful for the beauty in each season.

19 comments:

  1. Oh, Ruth, this snow owl is magnificent! What a beautiful sight to see!

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  2. The owl is so beautiful with the brilliant blue sky as a background. And I really like the flying partridges (that would make a good name for a band!). I like how you can even see their little feet.

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  3. Exceptional images of your winter birds Ruth. So beautiful are your photos.

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  4. your snowy owls always fascinate me. they sure are camouflaged for snow country. i have never seen any partridge or snowy owl and only 3 owls in my life time.

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  5. I have yet to see an owl. That snowy Owl is gorgeous! You were so fortunate.

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  6. oh ruth, so exciting and what wonderful images!!! the snowy owl sure is a beautiful owl!!

    you asked a question on my blog about the bunny: it looks like part of the bunnies ear is missing, and that's what i thought. but the bunnies ear is curled over and this bunny, with it's distinctive look, has been hanging around here for a long while!!

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  7. I think you've done a very good job getting pictures of birds in winter. The portraits of the owl are fabulous. I also like those frost-covered trees.

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  8. I would love to see either of the birds, but especially the Snowy Owl. Love your pics. That is strange that that dog is laying out there like that. I enlarged your pic and just could not tell anything about it. I wonder if it was hurt. Or did it have something it was eating, but I sure could not see anything but it.

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  9. I would love to get a shot of an owl.

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  10. Hi Ruth, Congrats on another great header for March. The Snowy Owl shots ... wow, great! That last photo ... the trees ... beautiful. Thanks, as always, for sharing. John

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  11. The snowy owl is so very pretty. I've never seen one in person. Gorgeous snow scene!!

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  12. I have never seen a Partridge, except in a pear tree! LOL. And those were fake. So that is a beautiful sight to see! And that Snowy Owl! We don't get those in Florida either, so that is another beauty!!! And I love thos frosty trees...and maybe it is a dog! All lovely pictures today. Thank you for sharing with us. Love them.

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  13. Terrific captures..good motion..
    Sue

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  14. great views. so pretty!! have a great week. take care. ( ;

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  15. How wonderful to get the shots of these beautiful birds, even as quick as they were! You just never know what you are going to see when you go for a drive! That snowy owl is magnificent!

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Ruth