We were in the Goderich area yesterday. It was a glorious day. Driving a back road we startled this owl off the roadside onto a hydro pole. Faye got out and took a number of photos. It is still so surprising that a bird which must be unaccustomed to humans and cars tolerated our presence for 10 or 15 minutes. Faye cropped and zoomed the original image and this is the result. Yes, it’s looking directly at the camera.
Full credit to Faye for having the eye, the patience to capture the original image as well as coming up with this great image.
Some birders never see this magnificent animal and I’ve seen two in two weeks. How remarkable, how fortunate I am.