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Jan 13, 2014 11:23 |  #16

Terrific set of shots here! Looks like your efforts to find these birds are being well-rewarded!


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Jan 13, 2014 14:45 |  #17

Another fine set of images. Thanks for posting.

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Jan 13, 2014 14:48 as a reply to  @ johnohio's post |  #18

Excellent. This is the first time I have seen bathing shots. To bad your RT hummers and mine didn't bathe. :)


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Jan 13, 2014 14:49 |  #19

Great images Duane. Looks like he's keeping an eye on you during the bath.


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Jan 13, 2014 15:49 |  #20

Excellent result, Duane, many congrats!


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Jan 13, 2014 15:53 as a reply to  @ Wallace River's post |  #21

Such beautiful shots of beautiful birds. Just wondering if you've seen any of these owls finding food/eating?


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Jan 13, 2014 16:44 |  #22

Thanks again everyone. Just sat down and going through the images taken yesterday...they are going to keep me busy for a while.

TedEllis wrote in post #16602453 (external link)
Excellent. This is the first time I have seen bathing shots. To bad your RT hummers and mine didn't bathe. :)

When I left early yesterday morning I never thought this is what I would be photographing...I was hoping just to see one and maybe get some environmental shots at the least. I haven't given up on the bathing Hummingbirds yet either.

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Such beautiful shots of beautiful birds. Just wondering if you've seen any of these owls finding food/eating?

I have seen half eaten birds on the beach and I heard of a report that one of the Owls last week at Chincoteague was seen eating a Black Duck on the beach. Most if not all of the Owls I've photographed had either fresh blood or dried blood on their feathers/face so that tells me they're eating well....at least down here.


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Jan 13, 2014 18:41 |  #23

Duane N wrote in post #16602786 (external link)
...Most if not all of the Owls I've photographed had either fresh blood or dried blood on their feathers/face so that tells me they're eating well....at least down here.

That's so good to know. I've read so much about them not being able to find food so I'm glad to hear that you're seeing that they are.


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Jan 13, 2014 18:53 |  #24

threeofhardts wrote in post #16603073 (external link)
That's so good to know. I've read so much about them not being able to find food so I'm glad to hear that you're seeing that they are.

In what areas? Up north? Everything I've read has said the birds they are seeing are healthy...at least the ones they've trapped and released for various reasons. I know many people feared they were starving and why they migrated down in mass numbers on the east coast this year but many experts are saying differently about this years influx of Snowies. I know each area is different because of the available food but the Snowies I've photographed are on beaches and have plenty of shore birds to forage on...easy pickings at night when they're sleeping out in open water or in a small pond.


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Jan 13, 2014 22:13 |  #25

So awesome!! Last one does it for me!


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Jan 14, 2014 19:26 |  #26

Had to take another look Duane, very impressive what you have accomplished in these past few weeks. Many life moments that will be remembered for years to come, a big tip of the my glass sent your way,
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Jan 14, 2014 19:34 |  #27

Amazing set, Duane. Congratulations on these. Something to remember alright...


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Jan 14, 2014 19:46 |  #28

Great Shot ! Thanks for sharing.


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Jan 14, 2014 22:03 |  #29

You got to be kidding me, Fantastic


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Jan 14, 2014 22:47 |  #30

Wow !

Excellent shots. I live in a cold, snowy part of the world....Canada. I see lot's of Snowy Owls....but I've never seen one in water before.

Beautiful pictures...almost like a dance.

The head shot is very interesting. I've never seen a Snowy Owl with the face feathers parted. The face looks surprisingly like that of a hawk.




  
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