|Northern Hawk Owl, near Regina, SK, Canada — SB|
I was driving home after a "gotta-get-some-fresh-air!"* outing towards the nearby town of Lumsden when a big-headed, long-tailed bird swooped across the road and up to the top of a shelterbelt tree.
I pulled over to watch — and to try for a clear picture in the 15 seconds it stayed in the tree, in motion all the while as it swivelled to check its surroundings.
And then it was gone.
(*I'm a bit stir-crazy, with this record-breaking prairie winter, with its 200-cm of snow!)
What is this? A Northern Hawk Owl.
Location: Near Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Photo date: March 19, 2013.