Sunday, February 19, 2012

Dreams come true....



I've been watching all your blogs you know. The Snowy Owl envy was definitely getting the best of me. I've been driving all over northern Michigan for the past month in search of this beautiful creature. So I went with the Michigan Audubon on a birding trip to Sault Ste. Marie. I'll have you know I was the first one to spot him......a moment I'll never forget! And yes, there were tears. And then I high-fived my hubby! I was ready to dance like a Sharp-tailed grouse..... Okay, I'm getting carried away now.

How about you - any more Snowy Owl sightings??? I'm heading to your blog now...

22 comments:

Montanagirl said...

Yes indeed - check past posts on my blog! Every time hubby and I drive North about 25 miles and make the loop back to town, we see at least a half dozen of these beautiful birds. I'm soooo enjoying seeing them again. It's been about 5 or 6 years. You have a beautiful shot of one there.

Elaine said...

Glad you were able to see a Snowy! Sadly, they don't show up in Central Alaska too often.

Daisy said...

What a great shot! How cool that you got to see one. I'm so happy for you, Shelley! It's a beautiful bird. :-)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I am happy for you. No Snowys right near me,but the spring Hawk Migration has begun.

Bob Scotney said...

This one's obviously got an eye on sponsorship.

eileeninmd said...

Congrats, they are beautiful birds. Great shot! I saw the Snowy Owl here in Maryland back in 2009 and I will never forget that beautiful bird. Happy Birding!

holdingmoments said...

I can imagine the excitement Shelley; such a magnificent bird.

Cher' Shots said...

We've been keeping an eye out for one here in the U.P. but still no luck. Thanks for sharing your find!
'hugs from afar'

Gail said...

Congratulations!! That is a dream come true! I hope some day I will see one too. We don't really see them here in North Carolina.

Out on the prairie said...

i have only seen one in the wild.Great catch!

Janice K said...

You did it! You saw it! It even looked like it was snowing. I am so happy for you. Wow!

Country Mouse Studio said...

How wonderful for you and you were able to get a good shot too!

Chris said...

Well if I was to spot such a bird, I will probably do like you.... even more, first I will take pictures, but then back at the car, I will jump all over the place... This is probably one of the best sighting ever in the world. Well done!

Shelley said...

Chris - I need your website link again! (Or is anyone has Chris's site, please leave comment on this blog.)
Thanks!!
Shelley

Jackie said...

Shelly, just got the March issue ofTraverse. Congratulations on having your photo published! So cool!

Shelley said...

Jackie - thanks for the heads up! I had no idea they were publishing that photo. (I picked up the magazine today.) Thanks again!! :-)
Shelley

Deb said...

Great capture of this gorgeous Snowy Owl Shelley!

Kelly said...

Allllll right! One was sighted about 2 hours from my house, and I spent a Saturday searching him out, but no luck. Glad you found yours!

The Retired One said...

Loved this...haven't seen one myself in person yet despite everyone else within a 20 mile radius of me having one of their own in their yards. LOL

ShEiLa said...

Lucky YOU!!!! wish it was me...

ToOdLeS.

Wall-to-wall books said...

I have not seen a snowy owl in years! I did see one once it was just sitting up in a tree, what a surprise.

debbercakes said...

Lucky you!! I adore owls and this one is beautiful.

We have an owl in our back woods (MD) but have never seen it. One night, I stood on the deck and called back and forth to one with an owl whistle. We believe it's a Great Horned Owl.