It was early March and the dark days of winter were giving way to sunshine and warmth. During the previous month, I had been to Boundary Bay many times to marvel at the beautiful Snowy Owls that wintered in the marshlands south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Any day, they would be flying back north to their habitat on the Arctic tundra. It was time for one last visit and I hoped it would be a memorable one under the evening skies.
A very prominent feature of the landscape in southwestern British Columbia and northwestern Washington State is Mount Baker. It’s the second most active volcano in the Cascade Mountain Range, after Mount St. Helens.
After walking and waiting for an hour or so, someone startled a Snowy Owl which flew almost right toward me.
The owl perched on the stump about 50 meters, or 50 yards, away and stared at me. Needless to say, I was amazed, and took many photos. The moon was just appearing in the evening sky.
A sleepy Snowy Owl!
Without disturbing my new friend, I maneuvered around so that Mount Baker was in the background.
Eventually, the owl flew away and I captured this wonderful shot.
The owl didn’t fly far, and landed on another stump at the edge of the marsh.
Even the Snowy Owl was impressed by Mount Baker.
After taking a few hundred photos, I said goodbye to my friend, and took one last shot of Mount Baker, as the sun was starting to set.
What a memorable visit!
I hope you enjoyed this post. If you missed it, please read my other posts featuring the Snowy Owls at Boundary Bay, Snowy Owls In Trees, Evening Walks at Boundary Bay and Snowy Owls of Boundary Bay, A Closer Look.
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