Sunday, February 3 was what I call Superb Owl Sunday. Last year Pip and I got skunked--zero owls at all!--but this year made up for it. Three of the owls we saw were already on Pip's lifelist, but somehow she'd never before seen the most common of them, the Barred Owl!
|This was Pip's Barred Owl roosting when we first saw it. We got closer looks of the same bird (pictured above, too) later in the afternoon.|
|Northern Hawk Owl|
|Great Gray Owl|
|Our one Snowy Owl wasn't as cooperative photographically speaking. |
|My husband Russ was along, so when we hiked, he held the leash. But Pip HAD to stay right at Mommy's heels. |