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Great Gray Owl

Photo of the Week (March 4th, 2018)

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What the hell, let's end the winter of 2017/2018 with a bang! So was the thinking in making the long, 6-hour trek to Sax-Zim Bog in northern Minnesota.  The highlight of such a trip is always owls, with one of the best chances in the lower 48 states to see Great Gray Owls, Northern Hawk Owls, and Boreal Owls.  After a slow first day, Sunday, March 4th didn't disappoint, as I saw and photographed three Great Gray Owls and 2 Northern Hawk Owls. The highlight of the trip, and the ONLY owl that was really within close range, was this Great Gray foraging alongside the road (the aptly named "Owl Avenue", no less!). 

Great Gray Owl - Strix nebulosa

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