Female Snowy Owl (Bubo Scandiacus)
Some days you're lucky and yesterday was one of those days for me. My husband and I were looking for Snowy Owls (hey! it IS December) and we found three! This one was on a hill of dirt right beside the road (I kid you not!) and I did not get out of the car to take these photos...just opened the window.
Yes, you are looking at her back. Her head is turned around 180°. I had to wait and wait for her to turn her head because she truly didn't appear to be in the least worried about us as long as we stayed in our car.
Watching us, but quite unconcerned
She let me take a billion photos (a slight exaggeration). Isn't she lovely? She and her relatives will be here until March. Then she returns to the Arctic to breed and eat her favourite food, lemmings.
Flying into a field of carrots
I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE