One Second of Flight: Great Gray Owl

Oh man … what a morning north of Duluth. I lost track of the number of Great Gray Owls I found out hunting. The wind was dead calm, and the light was fantastic. At one point, I could see three different great gray owls hunting at the same time!

Here is a sequence of eight photographs I took of one owl after it had just successfully dispatched a vole. Enjoy! (click/press upon any image to view at higher resolution)

6 thoughts on “One Second of Flight: Great Gray Owl

  1. I have been swooning over your snowy owl pictures. I love owls.

    I was traveling west on highway 20 in Iowa. Two crows were swooping down on something. As I traveled by, a snowy owl was sitting on a fence post just biding its time and watching the crows. I was so excited to see a snowy owl and especially this far south. I was two miles west of the Parkersburg/Grundy Center exit on 20.

    I love to follow your adventures on the North Shore. We visit twice every summer.

    1. Paul replied to your same question of a different post. The answer is: Eastern Screech Owls, Burrowing Owls, Great Horned Owls, Barn Owls, Barred Owls, Short-eared Owls, Long Eared Owls….

  2. Is the Old Vermilion Trail available for classic skiing this year? Is the bird feeding station still maintained? Love your photos!

    1. I have been fill8ng the feeders about once per week. Nothing unusual at the feeders, but a decent number of owls have been seen in the area (GGO’s). I have not set the ski tracks recently because the Lester / Amity Nordic Ski Trials which are only 200 yards from my house are in such excellent shape.

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