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
End-of-day news: A snowy owl update, Shake Shack fries, and more. [ more › ]
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A snowy owl is recovering at the University of Minnesota Raptor Center thanks to an innovative procedure to give him a feather transplant. The owl underwent the procedure after his flight feathers were burned. WCCO-TV's Bill Hudson reports.
She left the East Coast to have damaged feathers replaced. [ more › ]
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. Photographer Jim Neiger pleads guilty to harassing endangered snail kites. [...]
When I was a fairly new birder, right after Russ and I moved to Duluth, I went on a winter field trip to look at Snowy Owls and watched a couple get trapped and banded. The bander used a fake mouse tied to the end of a fishing line, which he cast out on the snow. Show More Summary
Attacked? Maybe. Picked up? No way. [ more › ]
Birdwatchers in the Northeastern and Midwestern states have reported a huge increase in sightings of snowy owls: What I found most interesting was the top photo of a snowy owl nest (credit J.F. Therrian). In the center is a clutch of unhatched eggs, and surrounding them are dozens of dead lemmings. More details at Goldenrod Blog and the Washington Post.