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Great Grey Owl


Posted by Jakejacoby on Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:16 pm

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GGO's have been on my list for a very long time and I finally bit the bullet and decided to go after them.  Fly to Duluth, MN and then drove to the Sax Zim Bog.  Spent 4 days - two days not a bird to be found and two days found 7 different owls - 2 of which cooperated.  Temps in the bog ranged from minus 30F to 20F with snow showers every day.  Great fun and I'm glad to be home in Florida.....
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by Gene Gwin on Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:10 pm
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Jake, I really like this one. Looking at the image it looked cold. Reading your description and it was really, really cold.
 

by RichardMittleman/Gon2Foto on Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:21 pm
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Glad for you that your efforts paid off. Great Grays are spectacular birds
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by Ron Day on Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:48 pm
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Great trip and image, Jake. Good detail, and the snow flakes are the perfect accent. Well done.
 

by Karl Egressy on Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:34 am
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Great image of one of my favorite birds.
 

by david fletcher on Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:01 am
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Looks like a well rewarded trip Jake!
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by Dan Kearl on Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:40 am
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I am very envious... Good for you for going for it, sounds like a great time.
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:52 am
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Nice to get home to the warm, I'm sure! but your trip looks like it was worth it for these excellent images you brought back, Jake!

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