The snowy owl is a rare visitor from the north, but last year’s superabundance drew the attention of bird-watchers and the uninitiated equally.
In the news: Calls to food D.C. pantries jump; snowy owl spotted near National Airport; and more. [ more › ]
A bemused male snowy owl appears to be laughing at Adam Foley, a frequent visitor to his home. According to Adam, “Every time I visit this owl, it gives me this face” The video has since been amusingly remixed with actual laughter.
This young snowy owl came in Saturday night from North Slope, Alaska with a right wing wrist injury. As you can see in the x-ray, it has a compound fracture at the metacarpal near the joint where it joins the ulna. Chances are it clipped its wing on something while flying along. Show More Summary
A federal judge has shot down a lawsuit that sought to stop the killing of snowy white owls and migratory birds near New York City airports so they would not pose a threat to aviation.
The snowy owl that charmed the nation’s capital when he perched himself in downtown Washington, and then worried the nation’s capital when he was hit by a bus a few days later, has died.
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we report that the snowy owl hit by a bus in D.C., rehabilitated in Minnesota and released to the wild is dead. [ more › ]
The killings of three snowy white owls at Kennedy Airport last December by Port Authority personnel was done lawfully to protect aircraft, a government lawyer argued Friday in Brooklyn Federal Court.
It's World Sparrow Day soon! Please everyone, let's just be reasonable about snowy owls? Maybe? Latest Project Snowstorm update. Swarovski Optik contest for SLC binoculars. Have a good campfire story? Endangered kakapo accidentally crushes her egg but wildlife rehabbers fix it with tape and glue. Show More Summary
Birdchick Here is the horrific bird house NBB and I were talking about: shiver and Ew! Zombie bird feeder. Here are the links we talked about: Snowy owl nest. Compilation of the best snowy owl pics so far this winter. Some crazy guy in Iowa (who thinks owls have paws) started a blog on feeding them. Goldeneye x hooded merganser hybrid.
Metropolitan Diary: A woman's poetic reminiscence about meeting her mother in front of the snowy owl at the Central Park Zoo.
The snowy owl is a raptor of the northern tundra. They are circumpolar, nesting in northern portions of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Europe and Asia. During the winter many of the adult snowy owls will stay on their nesting territory however many young birds may head south to southern Canada, the northern US, and central portions of Europe and Asia. Show More Summary
Don't come back here! [ more › ]
She will be released along the northern Minnesota and Wisconsin border. [ more › ]
Organization that cared for the snowy owl now has a new patient. [ more › ]
The snow owls’ migration from the Arctic has some people wondering if they’ve suddenly become native to the southern portion of the United States based upon the greater number of sightings. Apparently, this is not the case, but the snowy owls do in fact have a reason just passing through. In a related report by
Nature photographer Jerry Goldner, who has thrilled us with up-close-and-personal photos of Montrose Harbor's snowy owls and the Uptown Theater's peregrine falcons, will be featured on Chicago Tonight this evening."Jerry Goldner is crazy about owls. Show More Summary
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