Snowy Owls of Boundary Bay, A Closer Look

December 1, 2012 — 10 Comments

As winter slowly returns to the Pacific Coast of Canada, I thought about the snowy owls that resided at Boundary Bay, south of Vancouver, during the early months of the year. Snowy owls in these parts are supposedly rare, and dependent on the availability of lemmings on the Arctic tundra. I’m not sure if they will return this winter, but if they don’t, I still have enough photos for a few more blog posts. I ensure this one is rather light, as there are enough serious articles out there already.

 One of my favorite photos, in the background is beautiful Mount Baker in Washington State. If you have not seen it yet, please read my post, A Snowy Owl And Mount Baker, Boundary Bay. Okay. Here we go ( I apologize in advance ):

This snowy owl, apparently winking at me.

Snowy Owl, Mount Baker, Boundary Bay, Canada


While this one gave me the eye.

Snowy Owl, The eye Boundary Bay, Canada


No matter the angle, I still got the eye ( I don’t think I looked suspicious ).

Snowy Owl, Looking Back, Boundary Bay, Canada


A sleepy snowy owl in the evening sky.

Snowy Owl, Mount Baker, stump, Boundary Bay, Delta



This owl was a little timid.

Snowy Owl on Stump Boundary Bay, Canada


This one was being goofy…

Snowy Owl, Goofy look Boundary Bay, Canada


and sometimes, there were two hoot stared at me.

Snowy Owls,Two Staring, Boundary Bay, Canada


 This owl looked a little ruffled…

Snowy Owl, Boundary Bay, Canada


and this one somewhat startled.

Snowy Owl,The Stare, Boundary Bay, Canada


I thought she was being cute.

Snowy Owl, Looking back on logs, Boundary Bay, Canada


While these looked squeamish…

Snowy Owl, Hiding, Boundary Bay, Canada


 and very serious.

Snowy Owl, Looking back on logs, Boundary Bay, Canada


The final word from this owl, “Hey you! Leave us alone and take everyone with you.”

Snowy Owl, Boundary Bay, Vancouver Canada

I hope you enjoyed this post. I really wish I had a better lens. Santa, are you listening?  For larger photos, please visit the Facebook pages for Camino My Way and Camino De Santiago In 20 Days. If you missed it, here’s another post featuring the snowy owls at Boundary Bay, Snowy Owls In Trees, Evening Walks at Boundary Bay. Thanks for your time.

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About Randall St. Germain

Randall St. Germain, author of Camino de Santiago In 20 Days, is a middle-aged Canadian Boy who is passionate about nature, photography, hiking, music, and self-improvement. After the death of his mother, he chose to walk the famous pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago, across the north of Spain, despite knowing little about it. He certainly didn’t plan to write a book until the latter days of his Camino. Similar to walking the Camino, writing and publishing a book was a learning experience. It was also very rewarding, and part of his ongoing journey. Please join him as he takes you along on his journey in Camino de Santiago In 20 Days, and on his blog Camino My Way.


10 responses to Snowy Owls of Boundary Bay, A Closer Look

  1. What amazing pictures of the snowy owls!

    • Thanks Darlene. I’m not sure if you were able to see the snowy owls this past winter, but I felt so lucky that they appeared, and were so close to my home.

  2. Thank you for sharing your snowy owl photos. My favourite is the first as well. It’s awesome to see someone enjoying nature this much and sharing it with the world too! Keep up the great work!

  3. You’re very welcome, Nadine. Thanks for stopping by. I should have one or two more snowy owl posts but promise those will be more serious 🙂

  4. I agree; these photos are priceless, and I love your captions; so appropo. Unlike humans, animals show they can talk without using their mouths.
    I’ll write a review soon.

  5. Dr Sadia Rashid July 2, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Exceptional read about snowy owls which kept me absirbed for a long time…descriptions are so well executed that it alwayz seems as if I am there watching the beauty and surroundings of the remarkable bird….awesome pics

    • Hi Sadia. I’m so glad you liked it. Visiting the snowy owls was so calming. I just couldn’t help being relaxed and enjoying these beautiful creatures. I hope you can see them for yourself one day 🙂

  6. Thanks for your posts on Snowy Owls….Have to admit my first reactions of these great owls, were those of fright. I think I mentioned this on Google… I remember visiting my grandparents and we often went to play the piano, Perched atop the piano, was a huge stuffed White Owl… Never found out what the story was behind that….Today, thinking back on that, I’m mortified to think someone killed this majestic bird and had it stuffed as a trophy…I guess this is why I found it frightening.

    Anyway, your pictures are amazing!

    • If it was from the turn of the last century or before, having birds stuffed was fairly common. If it was recent, it may be illegal and certainly deplorable, in my opinion. Thanks again. I need to write another snowy owl post one day 🙂

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