77 Bedraggled but oh, so cute
Photo taken on 5 June 2012 and posted on Flickr on 12 June 2012.
This is one of the four Great Gray Owlets that I was lucky enough to see being banded on the evening of June 4th., when a licenced Owl Bander came to Calgary. He and four other Banders were able to band a Northern Hawk Owlet, two adult Great Gray Owls and three of the four Great Gray Owlets. The weather was about as miserable as it could have been, with fog and rain, so birds and humans alike were looking pretty bedraggled. My lens was permanently fogged up and wet and the light was atrocious, so I was very lucky that any of my photos came out. It was the most amazing feeling to actually hold one of these owlets, also Dad, and the little Northern Hawk Owlet. This curious owlet and a sibling were standing on a low log, watching the activity going on. As usual, thankful for good zoom : )
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