Sometimes going the extra mile pays off.
On Saturday I was with my 9 year old son. He wanted to go look for wildlife particularly snowy owls.
I love any opportunity to teach my kids about the outdoors and nature.
Here is the catch it was 2 o'clock and it get dark about 4:30 pm. We were one hour away so very little time for a gamble and less than an hour to find one. One the way down we got stuck in a traffic jam so I told him we would go another day. He looked disappointed and said "Don't give up". How could I back down now.
We ended up arriving about 4 pm with less than a half hour to find anything. He got his first camera for Christmas and he was ready to go. We immediately found a group of white tailed deer which he photographed. What I didn't realize was a snowy owl was perched on the group among them. Here we go now its going to get interesting.
The snowy owl flew in the air and started dive bombing a couple of the deer. Suddenly a short eared owl came by and the snowy went after him. Soon after a northern harrier flew by. Wow. Incredible Drama. Here is one of the pictures I got of the snowy owl landing in a tree.
What an incredible day for both of us. I hope my son never forgets this day I won't.