Here are my kids looking down at the owl. See it? Right there on the rocks to the left of the dark bush?
Does the red arrow help?
OK, how about this?
Not a great shot, but I am amazed that I could get an (almost) identifiable shot of a Snow Owl at 200 yards with my camera phone!
Actually, its not all that much better shot through my scope...
I shot several videos with my phone, but the owl ended up overexposed on all of them. Bummer.
Kids really enjoyed watching this guy, even though it was quite cold and windy on the dam. So not a great photography experience, but a great birding with the kids moment. This wasn't my first Snowy Owl experience with the kids, or even the second, but it is the first one my youngest will remember, and a great day all around.
Note: For those who just can't read a bird blog without awesome bird photos, check out images of this Snowy Owl over at The Nemesis Bird.