Monday, December 12, 2011

Snowy Owl On A Sandy Beach


Out of the spotlight, peregrine falcons!  A reader sent in these photos and says:  "I just saw this gorgeous snowy owl on the chimney of a building at Montrose Beach and thought I would share."

14 comments:

  1. That's the kind of shooting I can get behind. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  2. Thank you for the absolutely beautiful pictures. I haven't seen a snowy owl for years. We are blessed to have him as a visitor and doubly blessed to have a great photographer within our midst!

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  3. Hedwig!

    Snowy owls are not that common this far south. That looks to be a female or maybe young male. I am sure it will find Chicago full of tasty rats to eat.

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  4. Thank you for posting positive things too. ;o)

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  5. Great pictures! Though...that looks more like a stone than a beach...just sayin'

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  6. Fantastic! Thanks for this, you are fortunate to have seen and photographed this. Very cool!

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  7. Damn interloping bird. He's trying to oust the indigenous birds and gentrify the hood!

    Last time I checked Canada is not a Chicago neighborhood!

    Oops, I just looked on Wiki. Apparently the winter range of the snow owl does extend a few hundred miles to the south of here. In the summer they are all about "O, Canada". Like far northern Canada.

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  8. I saw this bird, or one just like it, up in Edgewater last week. Nice to know I wasn't hallucinating!

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  9. Beautiful! It's been a few years since I've seen an owl around here (and that one was a great horned owl). Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing...something nice for a change!

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  11. Thanks for sharing your photos of these beautiful birds. I hope I spot one in the flesh on my walks along the lakefront.

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  12. I saw the owl tonight when running on the path nearest the Lake between Foster and Lawrence. I was glad I had seen the pictur yesterday and knew I wasn't imagining things.

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