Sunday, February 5, 2012

Super Bowl Sunday

After two weeks of Super Bowl talk, I knew I couldn't take a Sunday afternoon of pregame shows. I headed to Nelson Island (part of the Parker River refuge), hoping that most people would be busy partying and prepping for the Patriots game. Most days Nelson Island is closed except for hunters and commercial shell fishermen. I hoped to see the Short Eared Owls that have been reported there.

I'm glad I brought my Wellingtons, because the path to the island was blocked with several inches of ice cold water covered with a skin coat of ice. Reaching the island, the sun was still high in the sky. It was fun bird watching and survey Plum Island from the water river side. We spied a Snowy Owl sitting on some driftwood.

Look at the gloves on his feet

As the sun started to dip low on the horizon, we saw this Short Eared Owl pop above the phragmites
and fly along the marsh towards the woods on the north. This is a life bird for me photographically.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you made the right decision. I'm going to have to start tagging along with you on some of these adventures.