Sunday, September 28, 2008

Accidental Owl?

My friends have seen them, even have beautiful pictures to prove it. Not me, not yet. I didn't see the blip on the monitor as I was taking this picture across the bay. While editing the photo I figured there was dirt on the lens. There it is, definitely not a dirty lens, not a raven, perhaps an owl or other bird of prey.

7 comments:

Kiggavik said...

Hard to tell with the resolution, but it looks like a Gull, possibly a Glaucous Gull

Shelley said...

Oooh you're probably right about the gull. Rats eh!

Matthew and Michele said...

I agree with the Gull analysis.

Shelley said...

I guess I was so blinded by my desire to see an owl that the fact that it was over the water where owls rarely soar didn't even occur to me.

PĂ©riples.com - Le monde en image said...

I'm so sorry that you were not able to take picture of the famous snowy owl. I was very lucky to catch it, but it took me up to 5 hours of walking time to make pretty nice picture. Since, I didn't see them again, but a guy in Apex told me that some people were shooting at them last weekend, I was sure that they were protect species !!!

Joe le Taxi said...

It's hard to see if it's an owl ! Alan told me the other day that he saw some owl near Upper base and maybe near the RCMP hangar, hope you find your owl pretty soon !!

bea3855 said...

Good Morning to you...
looks like a gull to me, too!
Nice pix anyway!!!
Have new shots out from Berlin, so have a look at
www.bea-nype.blogspot.com again :))
European regards
Beatrice