The Great Grey Owl - Water Valley Alberta Canada

While on his way to a job in Water Valley, Alberta, my son had the privileged rare experience of seeing a Great Grey Owl.
Pulling over, he was in disbelief at the greatness before his eyes but quickly grabbed his phone and started photographing...
While on his way to a job in Water Valley, Alberta, my son had the privileged rare experience of seeing a Great Grey Owl.
Pulling over, he was in disbelief at the greatness before his eyes but quickly grabbed his phone and started photographing this
magnificent bird. This album is a few of the hundred or so photos taken.
Photo Credits - Brad Horning
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5 November 2023 at   Water Valley, AB T0M 2E0, Canada
Water Valley, Alberta is situated in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains 83 km from Calgary, Alberta.
With many coniferous trees, bogs, and meadows, Water Valley is the perfect habitat for The Great Grey Owl.
Photo Credit - Shem Castiano
5 November 2023 ·   8 months ago taken in   Water Valley, AB T0M 2E0, Canada
Did you know that when Owls fly they are silent? They have a wingspan of 1.3 meters and their feathers are finely serrated which allows air to flow through them without making any noise.
Water Valley, Alberta, Canada
Photo Credit - Brad Horning
5 November 2023 ·   8 months ago taken in   Water Valley, AB T0M 2E0, Canada
Looking to the right this Great Grey Owl was intent on catching dinner and didn't mind the click of my phone's camera.
Water Valley, Alberta, Canada
Photo Credit - Brad Horning.
5 November 2023 ·   8 months ago taken in   Water Valley, AB T0M 2E0, Canada
The Great Grey Owl looked to his left while listening for rodents beneath the snow.
The Great Grey Owl diet consists of 85-90% Rodents. Excellent hunters these magnificent birds are known as the Master Winter Hunters.
Water Valley, Alberta,...
The Great Grey Owl looked to his left while listening for rodents beneath the snow.
The Great Grey Owl diet consists of 85-90% Rodents. Excellent hunters these magnificent birds are known as the Master Winter Hunters.
Water Valley, Alberta, Canada
Photo Credit - Brad Horning
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5 November 2023 ·   8 months ago taken in   Water Valley, AB T0M 2E0, Canada
The Great Grey Owl can turn his head 270 degrees without breaking blood vessels.
Water Valley, Alberta, Canada
Photo Credit - Brad Horning
5 November 2023 ·   8 months ago taken in   Water Valley, AB T0M 2E0, Canada
The Great Grey Owl looking upward in Water Valley, Alberta, Canada
Photo Credit - Brad Horning
5 November 2023 ·   8 months ago taken in   Water Valley, AB T0M 2E0, Canada
The Great Grey Owl perched on a fence post listening for rodents tunneling under the snow. Open fields near forests are these 24 to 33-inch birds' favorite hunting grounds.
Water Valley, Alberta, Canada
Photo Credit: Brad Horning
5 November 2023 ·   8 months ago taken in   Water Valley, AB T0M 2E0, Canada
The Great Grey Owl is the provincial bird of Manitoba and the largest of the owl family. This huge bird is also known as The Phantom of the North.
Water Valley, Alberta, Canada
Photo Credit: Brad Horning
5 November 2023 ·   8 months ago taken in   Water Valley, AB T0M 2E0, Canada
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