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Author:  revs [ Nov 14 6:43 am ]
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Spent an early morning on the weekend trying to get some flight shots of the barn owls as they hunted in an open field in Delta and while it was cold and grey out i did get a few shots to take home.
It's good because before that i had exactly one posted shot of a Barn, taken almost 10 years ago, i was overdue. :)

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High ISO shooting was the norm, i decided to shoot with the 500mm f4 and a 1.4x teleconverter since the birds didn't come as close to the dike as i would have liked.

On the way back to the car i flushed a Wilson's snipe in the ditch and watched it land back in the ditch not far away. Was able to get a couple of shots before it hid and i left it be.

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Thanks for looking :)
PS, i heard there were other birds of interest out there too, i did not bother though as it was a speck of white far away from the dike.
You won't hear about that one in the reports though :lol:
Now if i could find that pygmy owl reported on the north shore... that would be cool :wink:

Author:  zwest [ Nov 14 9:01 am ]
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Great shots! That particular place becomes Owlapolooza every day before sunset, with a couple of barn always coming out and loads of short-eared.

I flushed a snipe recently at Brunswick Point but it was long gone by the time I'd raised my camera. Tough ones...

Author:  Winniman [ Nov 14 1:49 pm ]
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Like the owl.

Author:  Garym [ Nov 14 9:55 pm ]
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Those Barn Owl shots were worth the wait, though, I'd guess.
Great shots
Gary

Author:  ogopogo [ Nov 15 7:33 pm ]
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beautiful shots of the Barn Owl Paul. hope you get more specks to chase.
asked 5 Vic birders at the Blue Jay if they had seen your shots from Ecuador and they all had and were duly amazed. thanks for sharing!

Author:  Apy [ Nov 15 7:54 pm ]
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Beautiful Owl shots!! I was through in Delta for the first time this year. Hope to get back for the winter! Love the Snipe too.

Author:  Calidris33 [ Nov 17 7:11 am ]
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That second owl shot - amazing. They all are, but the second one I love. Awesome shots.

Author:  Owlet [ Nov 17 8:19 pm ]
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Wow! Some seriously good shots Paul!

Author:  JodyWells [ Nov 18 12:12 am ]
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Thanks for sharing these great shots Paul
Jody Wells
Brentwood Bay

Author:  featherweight [ Nov 25 10:32 am ]
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Fantastic shots Paul and how lucky to find a snipe too! Looks like your "snipe curse" is broken! :wink:

Author:  nealdoan [ Dec 03 10:48 pm ]
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Great series of the owl and the snipe photos are tack sharp!

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