Friday, June 16, 2017

Looking for owls...



Owls have to be one of the hardest birds to spot, they blend so well with their habitat. Relying on a tip-off from a local who informed me that Boobook owls could often be found in a particular spot around 'you are here', below, on Riverside Drive. Arriving just after sun-up although we failed with the owl spotting, sitting on a bench looking out across the Swan River taking in the early morning sounds, looking to the left the city...


 ... and to the right under the Narrows Bridge to the old Swan Brewery bathed in very early morning sunlight, it didn't in any way feel like a wasted trip. Watching the start of a brand new day is always an enlightening experience, I really should do it more often :) Happy Friday, take care and stay safe... 
 


27 comments:

  1. Beautiful morning light, PDP. A great start to any day!

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  2. What a spectacular sky, Grace!

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  3. ...I've never seen an owl in the wild, but these views sure are wild.

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  4. Well, that's a hoot! Seriously, those two sky photographs are splendiforous! You do know your way around a camera. (We used to have a couple of owls in a big oak tree in our back yard and they'd sit up there and hoot at night. But if we shined a flashlight at them, they'd shut up.)

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  5. Absolutely beautiful sky shots Grace. I have never seen a owl in person but maybe I'll get lucky someday. Enjoy the day, you did have a wonderful start to it.

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  6. Gorgeous views in both directions! What more could you ask for?

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  7. The first picture made me feel I was there, it was so atmospheric.
    Early morns are great for pics, the sky can be different in every direction.

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  8. I've only ever seen one owl but would love to see more. It was worth getting up early to get these great pics, Grace!

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  9. Reminds me of the time I made my kids get up in the dark to go watch the sunrise on the beach. Forgot to check the weather forecast it dawned a gray and very cloudy day.

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  10. We have or had a place called Moonlight Sanctuary, where at night you can see owls and other night creatures (no cats). Seeing the owls was wonderful and feeling the whoosh of air as they fly past you quite unnerving.

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  11. Gorgeous skies Grace! Definitely not a wasted trip at all.

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  12. Gotta find an owl Grace.

    Beautiful photos even without the owl.

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  13. It's something I would love to capture too, it seems I only have been able to hear them, so far. But I'm still looking for them. Your photos are pretty owl or no owl!

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  14. Amazing skies. Beautiful clicks.

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  15. Jan at Sarasota Daily Photo (Florida) has founding burrowing owls in her area - they're diurnal and she has some good daylight shots. We occasionally get snowy owls here, also daylight hunters. I've only seen most owls briefly at dusk. They're so quiet on the wing. (Great sunrise shots!)

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  16. The morning color is perfect! I've also never seen owls "in the wild", though I've heard there are some at the golf course. We shall continue our search!

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  17. I will never manage to see a sunrise I am afraid.... Glad you did it for me.

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  18. That 1st pic is magnificent, Grace, even without owls !

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  19. You may not have watched any owls, but I bet the owls were watching you!

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  20. Beautiful early morning photos Grace.

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  21. I hear Little Owls and Barn Owls around here regularly but I seldom see them!!! Like this post. Bon weekend Diane

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  22. Absolutly beautiful views of your area, now is it me, or does that "you are here map" look like an upside down bird.
    All the best, Gordon.

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  23. Beautiful shots and yes it is a beautiful experience but one I rarely see due to utter laziness.

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