Saturday, January 21, 2012

Snowy owl for a snowy day, Sandy Point State Reservation

Juvenile snowy owl sitting on sea ice

Today is the first significant snowfall of the season for the Boston area, so while I sit watching the flakes drift past my window I thought I'd honor the whitened city landscape by posting a photo of the snowy owl that I saw earlier in the month at Sandy Point State Reservation on Plum Island. There was no snow on the ground that day when I visited the park, but some sea ice had formed in the inlet, which is where I found this beautiful juvenile owl.

View more images of owls in my Birds of Prey Gallery.


17 comments:

  1. sitting there, as cute as can be!

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  2. That is stunning, Pat! Love it!

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  3. I tell ya, I sure wish my snowy shot had some snow on it. You gotta love those eyes. You ever try the better beamer? I don't really use it much anymore, but I was curious.

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  4. Just as if he was purposefully posing for you. Wonderful.

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  5. simply superb; you both in the right place ..at the right time. Great capture.

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  6. My eyes are just getting greener at the many wonderful Snowy Owl photographs so many are sharing and I would say this ranks around the top. It is the first one that I have seen shared of a juvie...priceless. I am SO Green Eyed;~)

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  7. Beautiful! Makes me cold. It was 78 degrees here today.

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  8. I'm envious! I still have never seen a Snowy Owl in the wild despite several "near misses" when I was a kid in NJ. Just too reluctant to depart from the warm places during winter!

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  9. Hi there - I have just returned from the wild, woolly and less that wonderful world of wireless only internet - so now I'm catching up.

    That is such a great picture – I don’t know how you take pictures like that!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

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  10. Such a wonderful image! You have such a gift for these shots!

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  11. Absolutely perfect. Such a magnificent bird. I really enjoy your work. Regards

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