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Dec 18, 2012 17:23 |  #1

Our local Snowy Owl area is getting a bit crowded with five owls. This bird was pushed away from the feeding area by the others. Which allowed me to take some unusual ocean and Snowy shots that most people don't think of when they think about Snowy Owls.

Rough weather and a stormy sky weren't perfect shooting conditions, but they could have been worse!

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Dec 18, 2012 18:48 |  #2

Its really neat where this owl species shows up during the winter. They are a tough hardy bird for sure.




  
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Dec 18, 2012 18:49 |  #3

Is that on Clatsop Spit? Can you give some directions on where they may be? My son would love to visit one of these weekends.


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Dec 18, 2012 18:55 |  #4

Scrumhalf wrote in post #15383257 (external link)
Is that on Clatsop Spit? Can you give some directions on where they may be? My son would love to visit one of these weekends.

If you check out my flickr there is a map I made of all the perches they frequent at parking lot C (the south jetty). As far as directions go, just google "south jetty columbia river". It is the "A" point on google maps.


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Dec 18, 2012 19:08 |  #5

Thanks! I've visited south jetty numerous times, just have never seen snowy owls before. Now I just have to find a dry weekend day to do the drive.. :D


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Dec 18, 2012 19:16 |  #6

Scrumhalf wrote in post #15383335 (external link)
Thanks! I've visited south jetty numerous times, just have never seen snowy owls before. Now I just have to find a dry weekend day to do the drive.. :D

Your best bet is to actually see them in rough weather, or right after a storm like today was. When it is calmer they tend to spread down the coast away from the jetty. But during rougher weather they head back to the spit to seek shelter while also being able to feed.


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Dec 18, 2012 19:17 |  #7

Ah, I see... the sacrifices one must make! Thanks for the tip.


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Dec 18, 2012 23:07 as a reply to  @ Scrumhalf's post |  #8

Interesting background for that owl.



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