Day 347: Northern Hawk Owl

All fluffed up against the cold!

This Northern Hawk Owl was wondering why this strange animal was hiking along the frozen creek bed (i.e. me). It was 1F with a windchill of -16F. Thankfully while taking my photos, the wind was at my back. Unfortunately hiking back to the car required going into the wind!

I tried to get a flight shot, but when the owl finally flew my fingers were too cold to react quickly enough to press the shutter in time! I also have include a picture I took early this morning along Pioneer Rd north of Knife River. I think the second photo demonstrates that birding is a lot more than just looking for our fine feathered friends; it’s about getting outside and enjoying the Northland!

Northern Hawk Owl


Morning Serenity

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