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Feb 07, 2013 16:09 |  #1

What a day! Late yesterday I got word of a great gray owl that was hanging around the outskirts of town. So instead of cutting wood as I had planned, I went to look for him first thing this morning and found him. I spent so much time with him, I nearly froze to death. I no sooner got home, than my birding buddy called and said she had spent the morning photographing a boreal owl just off her deck. So, skipping lunch, I roared back into town. He was so tame, I could have grabbed it by the tail feathers. Then, on my way home, I couldn't resist going back for more shots of the great gray, as the light had improved. I got back home in mid-afternoon, swilled a quick lunch, and still managed to buck up a half cord of ash firewood. I am now quite exhausted, but fortunately it is almost the cocktail hour.....


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Feb 07, 2013 16:11 |  #2

What a day indeed, Al! You must have a great feeling of satisfaction out of all that, and even getting some wood cut :D. Have a drink on me! I'll wait for some more pics! I love it when friends and neighbours call me over and it results in some great shots like that Al. :)


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Feb 07, 2013 16:53 |  #3

Awesome Good for you Al. ,The wife and I are really thinking bout making a trip up to get the Boreal's that have been seen around Duluth and Two Harbors. A Great Grey is always a treat.


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Feb 07, 2013 16:55 as a reply to  @ andrewhuxman's post |  #4

Yay Al! Excellent!


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Feb 07, 2013 18:04 |  #5

Lucky you! Great to have a day like that at least once in a while, isn't it?
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Feb 07, 2013 19:26 as a reply to  @ grendel64's post |  #6

Congrats to you!!! Good job.


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Feb 07, 2013 20:08 |  #7

Awesome shots...Oh, and nothing compares to wood heat!


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Feb 07, 2013 20:48 as a reply to  @ SJC from VT's post |  #8

beauties!




  
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Feb 07, 2013 20:51 |  #9

beautiful shots - but it is too cold for me




  
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Feb 07, 2013 21:14 |  #10

Beautiful shots. You definitely had a very productive day.


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Feb 08, 2013 00:17 |  #11

what a great day! lovely shots Al.


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Feb 08, 2013 01:58 |  #12

That must have been an exciting day. Both shots are great but #1 takes the cake.


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Feb 08, 2013 03:21 as a reply to  @ Crimzon's post |  #13

Sounds like a good day Al :). Two fine shots from it, well done.




  
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Feb 08, 2013 08:22 |  #14

Wallace River wrote in post #15584174 (external link)
What a day indeed, Al! You must have a great feeling of satisfaction out of all that, and even getting some wood cut :D. Have a drink on me! I'll wait for some more pics! I love it when friends and neighbours call me over and it results in some great shots like that Al. :)

andrewhuxman wrote in post #15584336 (external link)
Awesome Good for you Al. ,The wife and I are really thinking bout making a trip up to get the Boreal's that have been seen around Duluth and Two Harbors. A Great Grey is always a treat.

Flo wrote in post #15584340 (external link)
Yay Al! Excellent!

grendel64 wrote in post #15584560 (external link)
Lucky you! Great to have a day like that at least once in a while, isn't it?
Mike

TerryWSmith wrote in post #15584834 (external link)
Congrats to you!!! Good job.

SJC from VT wrote in post #15584963 (external link)
Awesome shots...Oh, and nothing compares to wood heat!

N.V.M. wrote in post #15585092 (external link)
beauties!

Marcy wrote in post #15585102 (external link)
beautiful shots - but it is too cold for me

Grizz1 wrote in post #15585182 (external link)
Beautiful shots. You definitely had a very productive day.

catsith wrote in post #15585716 (external link)
what a great day! lovely shots Al.

Crimzon wrote in post #15585983 (external link)
That must have been an exciting day. Both shots are great but #1 takes the cake.

2slo wrote in post #15586094 (external link)
Sounds like a good day Al :). Two fine shots from it, well done.

Thank you, all, for your kind words. As Andrew alluded, a lot of boreal owls are being seen along the MN shore of Lake Superior. This is only the second one I've ever seen, the first being during the big northern owl irruption in 2004-05. It was a real privilege to see another.
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Feb 08, 2013 09:07 |  #15

Wow! What a day for sure! Great stuff.


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