When the MeetUp was over I asked Greg and John (the other leader) if the Snowy Owl would still be in the spot where we had left it. They said it mostly likely was as the Snowy Owl will find a spot and sit there for 5-6 hours. I told them if they were interested I could drive them over to the Saquish side since I had a sticker on my car. I felt bad I couldn’t bring everyone in the group but I could only fit a few people in my car and I figured I would offer it to John and Greg since they were kind enough to lead us on this MeetUp.
John needed to leave but Greg said he would definitely like to go back and get closer. So, Greg and I headed back to Saquish and parked the car not far from the Snowy Owl so we could get out and try to calmly walk closer to it. In the first shot we had driven the back road and came in from the right. We were able to get a couple shots but the angle wasn’t the best and the grass kept getting in the way. We decided to turn around, go the front beach and come in from the left side of the back road. We parked further away so we could slowly walk towards the owl without scaring him. You can see from the second and third shot we had a better angle. In the third shot you see that the owl was become aware of us so we had to stop, take some photos and then when he turned his back on us we snuck a few feet closer.
Ooh! It looks just like Hedwig, Harry Potter’s owl! That is completely amazing. We have an owl on our property somewhere but we’ve only seen him once in flight. I doubt we’ll ever be lucky enough to capture him in pictures.
Wow! What an experience! We have an owl at the park, but have never seen him. Nice to have the clout of a Saquish sticker, huh?
Yes, Melissa it was nice having the Saquish sticker 🙂 It was very cool being able to see the Snowy Owl and I felt especially lucky to be able to get a photo of it. Tomorrow’s photo is my best shot of the owl.
Sandy, yes, it does look like Hedwig! I didn’t even think of that.