Picture(s) of the Day - "Snowy Blue Skies" - Dec 30, 2018

This morning after work, we decided to visit another one of our local snowy owls. We saw it on the very top of an evergreen tree. It’s not very often we see a snowy owl on a tree. It does happen, however we have not seen this very often ourselves.

It sat there, relaxing, then closed it’s eyes to snooze for a few moments, then decided to preen. It’s always interesting how birds do this to keep their feathers clean, straightened, and position them just right :) After a few moments, it looked over at us and then something got it’s attention to the left. Another little bit of time and we were ready to go home for a nap. We were running on fumes this morning after a 10 hour shift….lol.

The owl was still on the top of the tree when we left. Probably was going to remain there. Even though we were tired, it was certainly a nice ending to our day to see this beauty :)

Taken with Canon EOS R & Sigma 150-600mm C lens with a 1.4x teleconverter, shot in crop mode of 1.6x (total focal length @1344mm).

Just relaxing…..

Just relaxing…..

Having a snooze……

Having a snooze……

Time for preening……

Time for preening……

Almost done preening……

Almost done preening……

A look over to say Hi, but still relaxing……

A look over to say Hi, but still relaxing……

A look around to see what’s going on.

A look around to see what’s going on.