Saturday, 7 July 2012

Wild Owl Chase

When abroad seeing owls is difficult.  You need some local knowledge to see most of the species.  I have never seen Great Grey Owl anywhere and before I left UK I discovered a pair had been seen hunting just north-west of Calgary.  Today I tried twice with no luck but I did find a large nest in an aspen which could have been used by this species.  I might try again.


On the way to the owl site a large pond revealed American White Pelican, Double Crested Cormorant and Red-necked Grebe while a small area of water produced 3 Goosanders and a Killdeer.  I also stopped to photograph a Raven on a fence post.


We also spent some time along the Powderface Trail and found 2 White-crowned Sparrows, Wilson's Snipe, Common Yellowthroat, Lincoln's Sparrow and an Osprey carrying a fish. As we left the area we located another bull Moose by the side of the road.

1 comment:

  1. Joan and I got her a Great Gray in the Tetons two years ago. My first was in a potato field in central Massachusetts, believe it or don't.

    They do stay in the nest area, with dawn and dusk the best times to look. Good luck.