A big year - birds 2020

Challenge #137 in the A Big Year series. Hosted by gidgetto.
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Capture and Display your best photographs of birds throughout the year 2020. please enter the species of bird, if known. if bird is unknown Will the community leave a comment in the comments section as to the type of bird so we will be able to keep track of the birds spotted. Happy Birding.
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Snowy Owl Take Off
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I waited patiently for this snowy owl sitting on a pole to launch in flight, and fortunately was able to draw my camera quick enough to capture this photo.
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Submitted: Friday, 1st May, 2020 00:20 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 15th February, 2020
Focal length: 500 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec
Aperture: F6.3
ISO: 720
Notes: Lens used was a Nikon 200-500mm on a D500
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