Sunday Showcase: Great Grey Owls of Grand Valley Road

Posted by Dan Arndt

In late March of this year, Paul Turbitt and I headed out to Grand Valley Road in search of Great Grey Owls, and I had both my best day in terms of numbers of owls, but also in terms of photos. This individual owl seemed incredibly tolerant of people, and patient enough to make three hunting attempts in the hour that we sat and watched. More than a few times, the owl flew in our direction, seemingly unthreatened by our presence.

Enjoy the photos.

This Great Grey Owl was little wary when we first showed up...

This Great Grey Owl was little wary when we first showed up…

But after a little patience and some sun to distract, we were all but forgotten about.

But after a little patience and some sun to distract, we were all but forgotten about.

This owl must have felt a little exposed though, as it kept a keen eye on the skies.

This owl must have felt a little exposed though, as it kept a keen eye on the skies.

Oh! What's that?

Oh! What’s that?

Looks like lunch!

Looks like lunch!

Hmm... nope, missed it.

Hmm… nope, missed it.

I blame you, you know.

I blame you, you know.

Ready for takeoff...

Ready for takeoff…

Maybe the hunting's better down here...

Maybe the hunting’s better down here…

Nailed the landing!

Nailed the landing!

And one more wing-spread shot. Can't get enough of these gorgeous owls!

And one more wing-spread shot. Can’t get enough of these gorgeous owls!

Bye for now!

Bye for now!

 

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5 thoughts on “Sunday Showcase: Great Grey Owls of Grand Valley Road

  1. Amazing photos!
    I enjoy all the posts I have received since signing up, just fantstic work.
    Your last post about the Greay Greys of Grand valley Road inspired me. I am a bird enthusiast and a hobbiest photographer. I have headed out to Grand Valley road a few times but have been unlucky in spotting these magnificant birds. May I ask if you usually spot them in the first or last half of the road? I truly love the scavanger hunt of spotting them but that road is very very long and I might have a bit better luck if I narrow down my search!
    Thanks so much, and keep up all the great posts!

    Michelle

  2. The pictures and the story are great. Well done! They are beautiful owls.

    My wife and I went looking for great grey owls a few weeks ago on Grand Valley Road. We didn’t have any luck. Do you have any suggestions for where to watch on Grand Valley Road?

    Thanks Jim

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