January 07, 2013
I'll admit, I'm sad that those are the best photos I could get. Ocean spray and dark skies didn't make it a great photo trip, but I'm so happy to finally meet a Snowy Owl! It was just me and the owls (3 total). I could have gone over on new years day, but I know there would have been dozens of photographers out.
I walked through the woods a bit. It was drier and sheltered from the wind. I really like the open ocean woods with fungi all over the place. I was startled to find that poor dead Surf Scoter in the woods. I stopped in Seaside and ate lunch at the ocean overlook and was entertained by a couple of eagles on the beach. It was a quick trip, but at least I'm not the only one who has never seen a Snowy Owl now!