Snowy Owls

I heard that there were snowy owls at the coast and the pictures I saw of them caught my wonder. They looked like beautiful creatures. The weather promised to be fair at the coast, so, even though I was sick, we drove the 2 hours to see them. During the walk I was able to count nine different birds. They seemed in bewilderment about all the people with their cameras large and small. I was in amazement upon seeing them. They sat half asleep while every so often rotating their heads in a complete view of their surroundings. Every so often one would yawn, open their eyes, take a look, and decide that sleep was more important.

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The owls I saw all were either immature or female. If I understand correctly, the more mature birds can turn entirely white.

Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl

Sick or not, it was a beautiful sight to behold these gorgeous birds.  Hope you enjoy the pictures.

105 responses to “Snowy Owls

  1. Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a really well written article. I will make sure to bookmark it and return to read more of Snowy Owls | View from the Lookout . Thanks for the post. I’ll certainly return.

  2. Wow, stunning! Glad you overcame the sickness to get these pics, they are well worth it. I go to work very early and am often treated to the sight of barn owls. Always a real pleasure 🙂

  3. I long to see an owl. I’ve really kept my eyes peeled for the Snowy Owls since there has been an increase in sightings (NAmerica) this winter and they are usually active during the day. Thanks for the wonderful pics!

  4. Wow awesome photo’s ! I have only seen an owl in the wild once, the boyfriend was driving me home after night out and I saw a barn owl swoop down into a field to catch some prey. I got very excited and wouldn’t shut up about owls the whole way home :p

  5. What beautiful creatures! Did you take the photos yourself? They are very good quality and really let you acknowledge those wonderful birds. I have liked this blog as I am a nature lover and I have fallen in love with the beauty of those owls.

    Well done!

  6. I’ve been lucky enough to spend a good deal of time near Mount Rainier and in your area in the past few years, and occasionally photograph it too. I really enjoyed your post and photos on your blog.

  7. I love owls. I’ve always been connected to them in some way…even have a portrait of one tattoo’d on my arm. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  8. it’s my understanding that there have been many sightings in places where they aren’t usually seen. Warmer climate? I don’t know, but, lucky you for getting the pictures. They’re beautiful creatures, and your photographs are just great!

    • There are larger numbers of them up near the Canadian border. From my understanding, these immature ones came a little further south. It appears that snowy owls this year have come more south this year compared to other years. I expect they will head north to their breeding grounds soon.

  9. Great photos. You are so lucky to see these beautiful birds. Here in Minnesota, I have been watching for them with no luck. Hope you feel better soon 🙂

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