It started off as a miserable, wet day. Grey skies and steady rain. It didn't look very promising for photography, but we set out anyway.
Thankfully, my weather god skills were in full force, and as soon as we parked the rain stopped, and didn't start again until after we left. And so, camera in hand, we set off into the tamed wilderness!
|This guy didn't seem happy to have his picture taken|
Eventually lunchtime rolled around, and snacks were distributed:
But I think my favourite sighting was right at the end, when we heard some hoo-ing and traced it up to a tree. This guy was really well camouflaged, and at first we couldn't see him at all!
I took the picture to the admissions desk and mentioned it to the lady there and she identified it as a Great Horned Owl and this guy looks pretty similar to the picture on Wikipedia, so I must agree. So far they hadn't had any Owl sightings in the sanctuary this season, so we were the first! We were quite pleased with ourselves for our that.