January 29, 2017

Snowy owl.

We had not found a snowy owl in our usual search areas until today.
We went a little further afield and saw 5 in a small area.
This one was nice enough to sit on a telephone pole beside the road.

Bubo scandiacus
Unlike most owls, Snowy Owls are diurnal, extremely so. They’ll hunt at all hours during the continuous daylight of an Arctic summer. And they may eat more than 1,600 lemmings in a single year.

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