With great determination last Sunday morning I decided to go out to Plum Island again to see if I could get a good shot of a Snowy Owl. Just past the Plum Island Airport is a pink abandoned house. There’s a Snowy on top of it.
As you can see, the weather was overcast and looking at the chimney you can see that the wind was blowing the snow that was falling.
He flew off and landed on a power pole, a little closer. Okay, it’s a kind of a beauty-ugly juxtaposition composition.
After a while it took off and gave me a suitable image to build a new banner.
It flew onto the roof of a house in a nearby neighborhood. I decided to relish the moment that we had (there were a few other photographers and twitchers enjoying the show). I’m not so keen on pointing cameras and scopes at stranger’s houses and I happily tucked my gear and went off to Plum Island Light to see if I could get a good shot of the lighthouse in the snow.
There was another Snowy Owl right by the beach access! By now the snow had picked up.
Very cautiously, I worked with it for about ten minutes when he showed the slightest bit of distress, I slowly turned around and walked away.
It looks like it has a meal in its talons. I’m not sure what it is.