Picture(s) of the Day - "Saint John Snowy" - Feb. 7, 2018

Took another trip down to Saint john to see if we could spot the Snowy Owl that has taken up temporary residence there. The trip started out well with some sun and some unexpected surprises, that boded well for the trip. We saw a Hot Air Balloon over Sussex, three deer on the side of the road and as we were passing Penobsquis, we had an Eagle flying overhead. When we got to Saint John we saw the usual ducks and to our surprise, again, we saw a Northern Harrier fly passed us, twice. It was so close on the second pass, we had trouble focusing on it. Shortly after that, we heard some Crows causing a ruckus and out on the rocks, we spotted the Snowy being harrassed by the Crows. If it had not been for the crows, we probably would not have spotted the owl, it was so well hidden. See if you can spot the Snowy in the last picture.

 Taken with Canon 7D mk II, Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary @600mm, 1/2000 sec, f/6.3 and ISO 250

Taken with Canon 7D mk II, Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary @600mm, 1/2000 sec, f/6.3 and ISO 250

 Taken with Canon 7D mk II, Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary @600mm, 1/2000 sec, f/6.3 and ISO 320

Taken with Canon 7D mk II, Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary @600mm, 1/2000 sec, f/6.3 and ISO 320

 Taken with Canon 7D mk II, Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary @ 704mm (using a Sigma 1.4x teleconvertor), 1/1600 sec, f/9 and ISO 320

Taken with Canon 7D mk II, Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary @ 704mm (using a Sigma 1.4x teleconvertor), 1/1600 sec, f/9 and ISO 320

 Taken with Canon 7D mk II, Sigma 150-600 mm Contemporary @ 210 mm (using a Sigma 1.4x teleconverter), 1/2000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 500

Taken with Canon 7D mk II, Sigma 150-600 mm Contemporary @ 210 mm (using a Sigma 1.4x teleconverter), 1/2000 sec, f/7.1 and ISO 500

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