Snowy Owl Waukesha County Airport, February 13, 2014

Late this afternoon, the otherwise restful Snowy Owl finally became active.  After napping on a snow pile for about 30 minutes, the Snowy Owl took flight.  She found her target in grassy patch covered with a thin layer of snow about 1000 feet away: a meal.  She promptly landed on a Meadow Vole and devoured it.

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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.

9 Responses to Snowy Owl Waukesha County Airport, February 13, 2014

  1. Dennis Connell says:

    Nice series Jim , nice to get the flight shots !!

  2. joan pieterick says:

    Amazing pictures. thanks for sharing.

  3. Marekor says:

    WOW! Jim!! Wonderful shots. That takes patience and such skill. Congratulations.

  4. Elaine says:

    This is fantastic, Jim – so the Great White Bird naps for a while and suddenly wakes up to the sound of a tiny rodent moving under the snow. And lucky for us that you are there to capture the hunt and the meal. Finally, proof this bird is not going to starve. You could not have given us a better Valentine, Jim!
    Elaine

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Great pictures! I love the ones with her flying with the mouse in her talons. I can’t believe I completely missed that!

  6. Frank Remfrey says:

    More fantastic photos, Jim!

  7. David says:

    Wow great photos of the female snowy Owl….Pretty sure its a she not he.
    She is bigger and not all white. Males are almost entirely white.

  8. Ron Miller says:

    Jim: These photos should be submitted to Audubon or Natl.Geographic magazines for publication!! What type of equipment are you using?

  9. Mike Crowley says:

    Absolutely amazing shots, Jim! Thank you for sharing!

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