They're Back - A Message in Regards to Snowy Owls
Once again, our winter visitors have returned. And once again, the frenzy begins. As winter approaches, birders of all types start looking to the skies and fields for the elusive sight of a Snowy Owl. Once reports are posted online, of a sighting, crowds start to gather. Most people are repectful of the beautiful birds but there are always a few people who will do almost anything to get a good picture, even chasing them out in the fields, with their cellphone to get a picture. I thought it would be a good idea to share some information to help our visitors. The following link takes you to a great site for information about Snowy Owls and the specific page is for some Etiquette for photographing and viewing these beautiful creatures. Project SNOWstorm - Snowy Owl Etiquette
Here are some of the photos I have taken in the last few years. Many have been cropped by 20-50% to get closer. All have been taken with 100-400mm or 150- 600mm lenses and usually on an ASP-C body for an extra 1.6x and sometimes with an added teleconvertor.