Headed out to Boundary Bay on a cool and overcast afternoon. On arriving there were several other photographers watching some Short-eared Owls close to 72 St. Still wanting to find some wintering sparrows I continued east beyond them, but did not get too far before this Short-eared Owl landed on a fence post beside me.
While scanning the fields it started vocalizing.
Then prepared to take flight again.
Kind of hard to ignore them when they are providing opportunities like this.
The flight shots were taken as they were hunting over the golf course. After this diversion I continued east and spotted some activity in a crabapple.
This Purple Finch was busy feasting on the berries. Further along while watching some sparrows,
… I was pleasantly surprised when this Barn Owl flew in landing briefly.
It then moved a short distance away to another stump while continuing to scan the marsh,
… and then flew off over the tall grass on the north side of the dyke. The Barn Owl was a definite bonus for today’s walk.