In recent weeks I’ve had an opportunity to lead a couple of private tours here in the Pacific Northwest. That allowed me to snap a few more photos before the end of the year, so I’ve updated the PNW Parks & Reserves 2016 gallery with some late additions. In the second week of January, I hosted a long-time client on a three day outing covering some of the best areas for winter birds here in Washington and BC. It was quite cold, but thankfully clear, giving us some nice sessions with birds, especially Short-eared owls. The new PNW Parks & Reserves 2017 gallery is up, and is filled with loads of Shorties.
A short preview of images from both of these tours is below.
Of course, the Short-eared owls put on the main show. Over three days, we had opportunities to see and photograph well over a dozen individuals. Most were shy, but occasionally they’d perch close. There was one owl that didn’t mind us in the least bit and would circle very close (sometimes too close for my lens!) while hunting. It provided loads of flight photo ops!
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