Many snowy owls have returned to Boundary Bay, after last year's population irruption
A little curious of the photographers, perhaps?
There are a great many bald eagles at the area as well, although most are high up in trees.
The owls are most active when it is cool and cloudy, it seems.
Snowy owl in flight
Photographers are required to stay on the dyke road. The birds can go wherever they please.
Northern harriers are plentiful in the area. This is a male.
Short-eared owls are also plentiful and very active throughout the day
The best light for snowy owl photos is just before sunset
It rains a lot here, but fortunately we had very good weather for much of the time
"Come in here, human... pay no attention to the sign"
Short-eared owl striking a nice pose
The snowy owls sleep a lot during the day
A jump to the higher perch
Those bright yellow eyes are hypnotic
Great blue herons are all over the place. Some of them let you get rather close.
A short-eared owl in the field
Such penetrating eyes
A female northern harrier
If it's sunny out, you can get some great flight shots of the short-eared owls
The northern harriers and short-eared owls share the same space, but they don't exactly get along
Sunrise over Mount Baker