Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Boreal Owl

Here is another photo of the Boreal Owl found a few weeks ago, roosting in the trees of a local farm shelterbelt :

11 comments:

HANNIBAL said...

Another fantastic photo! Love the yellow eyes looking up with a leer! What's a shelterbelt?

BirdingMaine said...

Absolutely beautiful Nick!

Shellmo said...

That owl knows he looks good! Great shot!

Suzanne said...

What a wonderful photograph, Nick. It looks so small compared to the needles and branches it is sitting on. I love seeing a new picture from you in FeedReader! Thank you for getting out in the cold and sharing your world.

Nick S said...

Many thanks guys.
Hannibal, a shelterbelt is a row of trees ( often Poplar or Evergreens ) used to shelter farms from the wind and other elements.

Tina said...

What a great photo..I'm so jealous I tramped around looking into pines for several hours yesterday but no owls!!
Your capture is so nice!!

Ruth said...

It would be easy to miss this bird unless you were looking closely. I have seen no owls in the wild except the Snowy Owl, and we have lots of them this winter in SW Ontario. I really enjoyed the recent pictures on your very nice blog!

Philip said...

WOW !! Nick stunning tack sharp image truly a great capture :)

Nick S said...

Thanks for looking guys.

Mike - Fenphotography said...

Excellent shots Nick.

T and S said...

Fabulous shot Nick. Awesome