One of the better times to see Great Gray Owls in the Sax-Zim Bog area is during the Winter months (see previous postings January 2015 and February 2014) . This Spring there have been many sightings of Great Gray Owls in the Bog area. I drove through last week and was fortunate to see the owls in two different locations on Admiral Road and McDavitt Road. The photos were taken on a cloudy, rainy day from the car with a telephoto from at least 50 yards away to not disturb the birds as they were hunting for rodents along the side of the road. I saw each owl pounce on something in the tall roadside grass, and stayed hidden for several minutes, leading me to believe that they were eating their catch. The soft green colors of Spring make a nice background compared to Winter, however, Spring in the Bog also offers millions of blood-thirsty mosquitoes (another good reason to stay in the car).
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