This one was intent on picking caterpillars, so my proximity didn’t seem to mean much to it at all.
There have been a lot of reports of an owl irruption in Duluth lately.
For quite a while, I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled, and finally, I was rewarded with this Boreal Owl that was hunting along the Lester River:
It flew right over me and was obviously listening for something:
I managed to take a lot of bad pictures (the camera can’t tell the difference between a tree branch and an owl), but at least these two came out all right.
Finally, the owl decided that whatever it was hearing had hunkered down, and it flew off.
I haven’t seen many owls, so this was a special treat.