The bad news was that the male at the local owl nest was not willing to pose for pictures this day. The good news that more than made up for that was that he was willing to put on a bit of an airshow.
My friend has taken to calling this particular owl Houdini as he seems to have an almost magical ability to disappear at will. He has a talent for hiding and disappearing better than any other owl I have ever found. If he doesn’t want you to see him, you don’t.
This past Sunday he let us see him but wasn’t in a mood to sit still. Soon after finding him, much to my delight, he performed a picture perfect flyby in some gorgeous early morning light. It is pretty darned rare to get a capture like this so I am happy as heck. In fact, there were 10 images in the entire sequence of similar quality. Scroll down to view them all.