Short-eared + Snowy Owl

It was a nice sunny afternoon when I started my walk at Boundary Bay. As with my last visit here, I was going to look for wintering sparrows. Not long after starting,

Northern Harrier
Northern Harrier

… this male Northern Harrier did a close fly by. On the sparrow front as I progressed east along the dyke I was only finding the usual suspects.

White-crowned Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow

Like this White-crowned Sparrow,

Song Sparrow
Song Sparrow

… and Song Sparrow. With clouds moving in and the sun starting to set, it was time to start heading back. While adjacent to the golf course,

Short-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl

… I came across this Short-eared Owl that had stopped to rest on a fence post. As it continued  getting darker,

Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl

… I was pleasantly surprised to see this Snowy Owl roosting out in the marsh. One has been seen here off and on for a couple of weeks now. The first one I saw this winter was also about two weeks ago at Reifel way out in the west marsh.

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