|The prairies west of Strathmore|
After domestic duties we headed east of Calgary towards Strathmore and soon turned off on minor roads reach RR251 north of Sadler's Slough and driving east. It was tremendously bright sunshine but the temperature was minus 14. On our journey we had spotted a Merlin flying across the road carrying prey and later after leaving the city we picked up a Prairie Falcon again flying across the road and identified by its "black armpits". Driving up the snowy farm roads it was not long before we found our first Snowy. An immature sitting on an oil tank in a frosty field.
|The first Snowy Owl of the day - an immature|
|The second Snowy Owl - also an immature.|
|Closer view of the second owl|