After my morning excursion with this beautiful Snowy Owl in SW Minnesota, I opted to go back right before sunset to see if he was still in the area hunting. Yes! I was able to see him one more time as the sun was dropping into the horizon. With barely any daylight left, it was remarkable to see my early morning visitor still enjoying his hunting grounds as the light left us both headed to darkness and the end of a brilliant day.
Out on my usual morning jaunt, imagine my joy at finding a Snowy Owl along a rural country road 15 minutes from my home in SW Minnesota! I was expecting to find fox or coyote on their predawn hunting excursions, but NOT this! This beautiful guy was soaring along the ravine flying parallel to my vehicle as I drove down the gravel road. We flew-drove side by side for almost 1/4 of a mile before he softly landed in an open field with his morning meal. Because of the early li