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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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.
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Rough-legged Hawk By: Pat Coate Besides the Snowy Owl, we have another Arctic bird of prey wintering in our area – the Rough-legged Hawk. These birds breed in the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions of North America, Europe and Asia. In Europe and Asia they are known as Rough-legged Buzzards. Rough-legged Hawk taking flight Several field […]
Snowy Owl in Flight
After word spread through the snowy owl world that the Nation’s Capital was inhospitable to their sort, what with the slamming into their first visitor by a bus and an SUV, another explorer from the Arctic has chosen to take up residence atop the J.C. Penney store overlooking construction at the mostly demolished Springfield Mall. […]
In the end, the snowy owl was true to its nature. She was cold. She left the city Sunday without saying goodbye. City Wildlife, where the Arctic owl was taken with head trauma and a fractured toe after she was struck by a bus and SUV...Show More Summary
According to D.C.'s only rehabilitation center, the Snowy Owl is now "a specialized raptor care center" they declined to name. [ more › ]
Snowy Owl being harassed by Common Ravens By: Pat Coate I recently sat in my car with the window down observing and photographing a snowy owl perched on its usual utility pole. I heard and saw a lone raven flying from the north, quorking (one of the common raven’s vocalizations) as it flew. The snowy […]
Snowy Owl By: Pat Coate As we all shiveringly know there has been an amazing influx of frigid Arctic air this winter, reluctantly causing us to add the phrase “Polar Vortex” to our vocabulary. But, thankfully, the Arctic region has provided us with more than just frigid temps this winter – it has also provided […]
I’m to the point that I wish all the Snowy Owls in the US this winter would head back north....