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Snowy Owl

Bubo scandiacus

Description:

The heaviest and perhaps most powerful North American owl, the Snowy Owl is popping up all over the eastern coast this year in an irruptive event.

Habitat:

The Fire Island barrier beaches replicate the owl's preferred tundra habitat. Many are showing up along the eastern coast this year.

Notes:

This was as close to the bird I would go, with my point-and-shoot zoomed all the way in. It was scanning the beach and did not move, except for its head, the entire time I watched it. No gulls or any other birds were harassing it.

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1 Comment

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 7 years ago

Great series!! I don't know that I'd mess with it either!!

intrinsic3141
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intrinsic3141

Fire Island, New York, USA

Spotted on Nov 29, 2013
Submitted on Dec 1, 2013

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