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So I got the chance to see some snowy owls today.
Yay!

Have also learned that I do not like group birding. I like going either by myself or with one other person (helps with the bird finding...and to keep me from talking to said birds I find...).

Saw around 3 or 5 different owls at the beach. There's been a bit of a snowy owl explosion so quite a few people in the lower 48 have gotten the chance to see one. Overheard that New Mexico and Arizona are the only two states not to see snowy owls. No idea how accurate that is.

Snowy owl
Bubo scandiacus
Ocean Shores, WA
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CanadianRy Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
I have featured this photo in my latest journal [link]
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much :D
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CanadianRy Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
You're welcome, have a great weekend!
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skywishes19 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful!
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Pinedrop Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
I love this owl's expression and the foreground is amazing!
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Idony-Blaze Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sooo cute!! xD
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ShelovesTheWolf Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
that is soooooooo cool, they are so beautiful
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SterlingRaven Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
aww, cute:heart:
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HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
They are just randomly on the beach? I've only ever seen an owl once. I thought they were rare... That is pretty awesome.
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I think the population for snowy owls this year were pretty high, so the juveniles made their way further south in search of food.
These guys just happened to hang out at the coast.
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HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That is very cool.
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MoonlightWolf444 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Oh, wow, gorgeous shot. He's out a bit early isn't he?
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Snowy owls are one of the few owls that hunt actively during the day. which makes them nice to spot any time so you don't have to get up at the crack of before dawn or wander outside with flashlights.
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MoonlightWolf444 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
That's neat, I didn't know that. Thanks. Learn something new everyday!
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CherylWho Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Great photo. For sure, that Owl has the all-knowing cool like about it. I have heard that some birding expeditions can turn into a circus. In any event, I am so happy you managed to photograph one. Good stuff.
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, they were readily around, but I don't have the lens to shoot from where we were standing most of the time. Still got to view them 'up close' through the scopes which was neat.
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meihua Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Awesome! Group birding sounds like it would scare a lot of birds away...
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Not when you stand a mile away to look through scopes. The birds are fine.
I have a hard time understanding ethnics of such. Our group stayed like, 300 feet away while others got within 50 feet (zoom lenses attached to cameras I might add).
Glad I got the chance to see the owls, but I probably won't do a birding tour again.
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meihua Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Some people are way too focused on getting a good shot/view.. Have you read this? [link]
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InsectatorTrux Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg, that looks great :wow:. I would not expect owls at a beach (probably because I do not live near a coast^^).
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DeeOtter Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I didn't expect to see owls at the beach either.
I think these guys are the migrating juveniles who had to travel a bit farther south to find enough food.
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love: beautiful!!!!
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