Barred and Long-eared Owls in the falling snow in Wisconsin on March 13, 2017

With a day of falling snow, it was be a great day to check out a few owls. I checked out a few spots with a little luck. The Barred Owl was hunkered down when found, it never moved. The Long-eared Owls sat tight as well. With the snow falling on and off during the day, it made for a winter wonderland atmosphere out in the woods. Images were taken on March 13, 2017

The Barred Owl blends right in, how exciting!

The Barred Owl blends right in, how exciting!

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Barred nest hole...

Barred Owl nest hole…

Long-eard Owl with snow...

Long-eard Owl with snow…






The Long-eared Owl is hidden pretty well....

The Long-eared Owl is hidden pretty well….

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

11 Responses to Barred and Long-eared Owls in the falling snow in Wisconsin on March 13, 2017

  1. Tom O'Malley says:

    So beautiful Jim!

  2. Nan Wisherd says:

    Great photos, Jim, but the long-eared owls are especially stunning. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Karen Freitag says:

    Great shots! I’ve never seen a long earred in the wild. How do you know where to look for them?

    Eagle, WI

  4. Thomas Wood says:

    Remarkable shots with the snow as the setting. You are a very brave man to go on the roads with all the snow we had! Amazing you were able to get the incredible close-ups of the Long-eared Owls without flushing them. Thanks again for sharing your work.

  5. These photos are amazing. I would love to spot an owl in the wild. We see eagles here often, but these owls are stunning. Congratulations!
    Anita….dousman, wi.

  6. Kathi and Michael Rock says:

    Wow Jim, I LOVE these photos!! You have really captured the essence of these wonderful and interesting birds. Great work.

    We have seen our Screech Owl for the past few days and even watched a Northern Cardinal fly into the nest box and never come back out again!!

  7. Diane Berry says:

    Thank you for sharing your work! As usual, your efforts to an inspiration.

  8. Tami says:

    Exquisite photos!

  9. Gerald Haiar says:

    Gorgeous shots Jim. Like many others am still looking for my first longear !

  10. Kathy Jicha says:

    Fantastic photos! Have seen Barred owls but never the long eared. New to birding so I am hoping someday! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Ken & Barb Wardius says:

    Beautiful Jim. Who says you can’t see great birds during a snowstorm.

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