One last trip up to UP, heading out of town for three weeks with work. Owls might be gone by the time I get back! Friday I carried a pop-up blind in, about 1.5 hrs before sunrise. Temp was 14F. It was cold!I had a female land before sunrise
on one of the fence post I was set up at, maybe 40 feet from blind. Started taking photos as soon as I could. ISO 800, shutter speed 1/50 of a second. Lens Pentax 560, F5.6. As the sun finally came up, ISO @ 400, 1/500 shutter speed. Just as things would get better (8:15)
a farmer friend came down the seasonal road to go plow his barn & kids place. I was hoping for another hour of photo opps. Did take close to 100 in about .5 hr time frame. There are between 15-20 birds in the area, but they are not spending much time on telephone poles. You really have to look hard to find them on the ground.