These spectacular Short-eared Owl photographs were taken by Logan Gibson and Veeanna Wong about a half an hour east of Frank Lake earlier this month.
The Ellis Bird Farm has set up a live stream video of a great-horned owl nest on their property. Once you sit through the annoying commercial at the beginning, you can follow the life of this bird, and be there when the eggs hatch. A warning though – these owl nest cams are completely addictive. As it gets closer to hatching time, you might as well give up trying to do anything but park yourself in front of your computer.
The stream is color during daylight hours, and has gray-scale pallet of near infrared artificial illumination during the night.
Great-horned owls are early nesters, and this poor girl appears to be sitting on eggs while covered with snow today. Yet another reason to need some real spring weather in this province!