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Snowy Owl

Bubo scandiaca

Description:

A female (?) snowy owl.

Notes:

Last Saturday a fairly large circle of migrating cackling geese were sitting in a circle around a lone white bird in the center on a frozen local lake. To our delight, the zoom on the camera revealed that it was a snowy owl! The bird had dark spots and appeared to be a young female. She sat on the lake huddled in her feathers surrounded by the geese that sat formally encircling her. Later I read that right now there is an irruption of snowy owls, and later I read that right now there is an irruption of them so they'll be spotted further south than usual.

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Melodious
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Melodious

Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Dec 14, 2013
Submitted on Jan 22, 2014

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