1/24/14 Snowy Owl at Forsythe

Posted: January 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

My friend, Bob Cannon and I travelled to Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Refuge to look for the Snowy Owl. The fist time around the dirt road, we came up empty. We decided to take one more shot and drove around a second time. The snowy flew right past the car and put on quite a show. It was hunting and kept hovering in place for several seconds at a time. Eventually, the snowy landed on the snow and ice in the distance. My hands were numb even with the gloves on in the bitter cold. The light only lasted for a short time, but the sunset over Atlantic City was pretty spectacular.

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Stopped by Island Beach on the way.

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Comments
  1. Beautful. Where can we hope to see your beautiful photography down the road? Am hoping you can exhibit at another gallery in Asbury Park; they seem to have a number of them there.

  2. Nancy Gourlie says:

    I can’t tell you how much joy your owls have brought me this winter Ray. We found a couple at Forsythe a few weeks ago but the clarity just is not there. Thank you so much for sharing your art!

  3. Anne Minks says:

    This really caught my eye. I have been enjoying your snowy owl photos, first because of my love of the Jersey naturescapes. This interest was enhanced by the appearance of a snowy owl here in central IL. Imagine, when I saw the word Forsyth, which is just the location here of the sightings. I thought, for a moment, that you were visiting here, and I would be treated to some local photos. Very coincidental…
    Your shots are beautiful, by the way.

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