Straggler

This straggler missed his flight. It appears he will be the last to leave the party. He lingered at his winter abode. There were four snowy owls on the beach. On the day these pictures were taken and the previous day, he was the only owl sighted. Have his three other beach mates started their journey back to the far north Canadian Arctic?

When I arrived he flew along the shore ahead of me and landed on this tree branch. He was there when I left.

I asked him where his friends were. I told him it might be time to head north soon. I hope his internal clock works well. A fellow female photo buff told me she went later and could not find him. Did he listen to me? I doubt it. They do fly between neighbouring beach areas.

Lots of different birds in the midst of migration to catch this owl’s attention.

All these photos are taken with a long lens and cropped significantly.

About a minute. That’s all I had with this light. Before and afterwards it was dark and cloudy. It was the best minute of my day. Appreciate even small time blocks of sunshine. Stay safe and stay healthy.

10 thoughts on “Straggler”

  1. And as it eyes you, he/she is probably thinking “Thank you for giving a hoot!” Nice photos. Maybe it’s time to save those pennies and by one of those super zooms depending on which camera system one currently has. They’re only a few dollars (😎😬😏🙄😳) and it’s for something you truly enjoy. Here’s looking forward to spring, some warmer temps, at least in Iowa, and some green landscape. jerry

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