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    A great way to start of 2015!

    So my first bird of 2015 was a Boreal Owl that flew in front of my car on my way back from a party in Winnipeg. Unfortunately I didn't have a camera, and since it was pitch black out my hopes of finding a small bird like that were slim. Luckily I did have a second chance later in the day, when (despite my sickness) I went for a long hike in Bird's Hill Park, and spotted this little beauty!
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    Northern Hawk Owls are very fun to photograph because they are ridiculously tame. I was almost beneath the bird when I took this, yet it didn't seem to take much notice and continued its scanning for prey. So far this winter I've seen 4 species of owl (Boreal, Northern Hawk, Great Horned and Snowy), which is testament to the boom in the vole population this past year. Saturday most likely I'm taking a trip into the remote east part of the province, so hopefully I can add both Great Grey (likely) and Barred (not so likely) to my list!

    Not as impressive but still of interest is this quick shot I took of a Redpoll (looks like a Common, not pale enough to be a Hoary), which is more or less the winter and taiga/arctic equivalent of the Goldfinch (both are in the genus Cardeulis, if that hasn't been changed recently).
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    wow! that owl is cool! nice shot.
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    I think the northern hawk owl is exclusively up around Canada, right? I know I've never seen them down here.
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    Yes, they're very much a boreal forest animal. They can on occasion go as far south as the Great Lakes in flight years but it's not a common occurrence.

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