Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Surprise Along The Boardwalk


We were not the only ones that were cold the other day
down on the boardwalk.


We had heard about 'sightings' on FB  of a couple
of Snowy Owls that had been around this area for a few months.


As we were walking along Ron motioned to me quietly
 to look ahead at a clump of Spruce trees about 20 feet from us.


I turned to my left and there it was.....this beautiful,
fluffy Snowy Owl resting in the shelter of the trees
soaking up any warmth it could get from the sun.




15 comments:

  1. What a beautiful bird! I would love to see a snowy owl! Ron said that another snowstorm was heading your way on Wednesday. I hope it doesn't hit you too hard! Take care!

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    1. It is a beautiful bird and we were very fortunate to be able to get that close and not scare it off.
      It is 11:16 AM Wednesday morning and the storm is upon us as I type. I just hope the 'power' doesn't go out but we are prepared with alternative heat source and lots of food.
      Now back to your paddle-boarding. Louise!! lol

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  2. Wow! What an amazing find. I would love to see this beautiful bird when I'm out and about. How did you stay calm and keep from dancing around with joy? Hahaha... I guess you have to be quiet if you want a photograph!

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    1. Oh Martha you can imagine how excited we were! But we had Sophie with us and didn't want her to get too crazy!! We were very careful to respect the owl's privacy and not push the limits.
      We had seen it from a distance a few weeks ago. It has caused quite a stir with the 'birders' around here.

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  3. oh how beautiful and how lucky you guys got to see her! him?

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    1. I know, Joyce! Very lucky indeed.

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  4. Beautiful bird - sitting there like some awesome god for us to revere!

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    1. He/she is one to be respected alright. They are very powerful and wild. I think it felt quite confident that it would not be disturbed.

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  5. Doesn't he look warm and snug

    you can almost hear him hum with pleasure

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    1. He was Marti......feathers all fluffed up and protecting itself from the cold wind down at the beach. He was very relaxed and sleeping/resting (or trying to) I think.

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  6. What an awesome sight! Such a beautiful bird.

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  7. how beautiful. I love the expression on his face...soaking in the warmth.

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  8. He's so perfect he doesn't look real.

    Love,
    Janie

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  9. At first, I thought it was the remains of a snowman! No wonder it is called a snowy owl! How lucky for you both to see this bird!!

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