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At the risk of flooding this board with yet another owl series, I thought I share some news. It looks like Boreal Owls have moved south into MN along the North Shore of Lake Superior. The last time I saw and photographed a Boreal Owl it was in 1997. Back then I shot about 7 rolls of Kodachrome and it was at that time that I started my web presence as "owlseye." Funny side note... when I chose my user name for FM a long time ago, I mis-typed the name as "OwlsEyes" and I just let it go.
Anyway, these are inhabitants of Canadian Boreal forests, but tend to be invisible to most who look for them. Unlike the Great Grays and flashy Hawk Owls of the Northwoods, these owls are barely larger than Saw Whets. One report suggests that there are 40 Boreals along the north shore, though we could only find one. This little guy was pretty cooperative, flying twice and hunting the edge of the forest. The take off was so fast that my in flight shot is a blur!
Posted are 3 shots... First two 5D iii + 300 f2.8L IS + 1.4x & third shot with 7D + 100-400 f4.5L IS
thanks for looking and regards,