Sunday, January 25, 2009

And the Greatest of Friends.........




would be the friend who comes and picks you up on a day that's 13 degrees with a wind chill of 0 -- to drive to a field in the middle of nowhere to see
a Snowy Owl.... again! My second attempt.

I value the friend who for me finds time on (her) calendar,but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult (her) calendar.
Robert Brault

Another jane & barbie adventure.

We spent the week -end birding and it will take more than one post to show all that we saw. Today was the Snowy Owl. A few weeks ago
we went and it was so far away that you could not tell it was an owl. Today was
much closer and gave way to better pictures. It was out in
a field by an old fallen fence row. Sitting...sitting
and just sitting.

And here we sit...too, windows down, heater blasting
cold, cold air pouring in snapping pictures and
having the time of our lives.
Aww look, he's smiling


Today we were close enough to see the turn of the head


And the turn of the body
After awhile..he started to preen


Here you can see the dark feathers on top of his head
Then we thought ohhhhh he's gonna fly, but .....
he was just stretching his wings

It spends much of its time perched still and silent on
prominent lookouts, waiting to make forays for prey. Solitary.
Winters in open fields.

and...so we leave the Snowy Owl to his Solitary hunting.

To God Be The Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done

9 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I am so happy for you.The owl allowed some great pictures.Friends like the one you descibed are priceless.
Blessings,Ruth

Bird Girl said...

That must be some friend you have, there ;-) Finally some 'close ups' of our little snowy friend!!! They look oddly familiar - haha!

Tina said...

So glad you and your friend had a fun weekend and caught that snowy with those close ups! Such patience and such nice photos! Love your quote..so fitting! :)

Shellmo said...

How nice of you girls to share your adventures and wonderful snowy owl photos! I'm envious and wish I could join you two!

The Birdlady said...

Wow - now that's exciting! One of these days I'm going to have to drive up and tag along on one of these photo-ops.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I have never even seen one of these owls before but knowing about some owls (we have screech owls and hoot owls and great horned owls that I know of) this one is sitting where the mouse might move. Field mice. Neat photos.

ramblingwoods.com said...

This is my first visit and wow..Snowy owls are being reported in WNY too, but I haven't been out to see one. Amazing....Michelle

CountryDreaming said...

What a stunningly beautiful photo series of the Snowy Owl. The bird's coloration blends in just perfectly with the winter fields. Thanks to you and your friend for braving the cold weather conditions of this memorable day of birding.

jalynn01 said...

Ramblingwoods: thank you for visiting. welcome!!

CountryDreaming: Love that cowgirl hat! welcome to my blog, thanks for visiting.

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