Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Great Horned Owl
It was on a morning of rain, drizzle and fog that I decided to go for a drive. It wasn't fit to walk, garden or search for birds out in the elements. Comfortable in my car I began driving over muddy, rippled dirt roads, taking first this turn and then that and all the while hoping that I would find my way out.
Great Horned Owls are native to Newfoundland but this is my first time to really see one. They are so interesting! Is it any wonder that they show up in stories, cartoons and movies.
In this shot, the owl seems confident that it has made a good landing and it began to wiggle itself into a comfortable position. It flapped its wings around for quite a while before really becoming at ease with its new perch.