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More snowy owls

Yesterday, I posted some images of snowy owls that I had photographed over the past week or so. Apparently I can’t get enough.

This afternoon, my girlfriend and I went back out to check out the owls again. Unfortunately, the light was lousy once again. That didn’t stop me from snapping a few frames.

It seemed like there were many more people out spotting the owls since it was the weekend. There were also people baiting the owls again.

My girlfriend and I spotted four owls while we were out. There wasn’t as much action. The owls seemed content on their perches or they were scared off out of sight by the increased activity in the area.

I did see some owls that were more “snowy.”

Here are a handful of the images I made.

Snowy owl

A snowy owl perches on a roof Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Lee County near Steward. MAX GERSH ©2013

Snowy owl

A snowy owl sits in a field Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Lee County near Steward. MAX GERSH ©2013

Snowy owl

A snowy owl perches on a pole Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Lee County near Steward. MAX GERSH ©2013

Snowy owl

A snowy owl perches on a pole Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Lee County near Steward. MAX GERSH ©2013

Snowy owl

A snowy owl perches on a pole Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Lee County near Steward. MAX GERSH ©2013

Snowy owl

A snowy owl perches on a roof Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Lee County near Steward. MAX GERSH ©2013

Snowy owl

A snowy owl perches on a utility pole Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Lee County near Steward. MAX GERSH ©2013

I think I’m starting to get the hang of spotting these birds! Next time I go out, I’d really prefer having nice light. When I get up to see them at sunrise, I’d like my images to benefit from the warm pop of the morning sun low in the sky!

A brutal Illinois winter
Snowy owls in Northern Illinois
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