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Snowy Owl (Male)

Bubo scandiacus


Spotted in captivity at Mountsberg conservation centre.

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25 Comments (1–25)

CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

Thank you bbprevas!

bbprevas 9 years ago

great photos Courtney.

CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

Thanks MayraSpringmann, BobHoward, and ChristyHolland. This has been added to the Captive Animals and Raptors of North American missions.

ChristyHolland 9 years ago

Nice! Would love you to add to the 2 missions I mentioned on your Eagle spotting! Thx!

BobHoward 9 years ago


MayraSpringmann 9 years ago


CourtneyVerk 10 years ago

Thanks SatyenMehta!

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Lovely close ups.

CourtneyVerk 10 years ago

Thanks, ThePinappleMan!

ThePinappleMan 10 years ago

amazing photos

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

Aggressive Spotting

CourtneyVerk 10 years ago

Thank you Ariana, and BrandonBlount for the advice. I will be posting more photos of birds from Mountsberg Conservation Centre soon.

Ariana 10 years ago

Amazing images Courtney, Thanks for sharing.

BrandonBlount 10 years ago

Courtney, they usually don't give that to volunteers.. However cage cleaning (which can get pretty gross is on the volunteer list). ;-) I hope they take you on, it will be a life changing experience for you!!! Make sure to get in early, and get your name on the list and keep checking back often. They like many get tons of requests from people wanting to volunteer, but only select those that show serious interest.

CourtneyVerk 10 years ago

Thank you Urek Jurek Wyder!

CourtneyVerk 10 years ago

Thanks for the info Brandon. I'm hoping to work as a volunteer at the conservation centre where this owl lives next summer. Hopefully I won't be the designated squirrel skinner :)

Urek  Jurek  Wyder
Urek Jurek Wyder 10 years ago

Very, very ,very nice !!! Bravo ! :)

BrandonBlount 10 years ago

Awesome photos Courtney!!! The animal that it's eating appears to be the hind quarters of a squirrel. It's very common that wildlife rehab centers receive road kill donations from the cities/towns they are located in. In general they skin the animals to prevent fur and skin infesting parasites from getting onto the injured animals they are rehabbing. When we have injured raptors here we do the same thing. It's a standard of practice so to speak. (this is also done for pretty much all injured carnivorous species that are being rehabbed). :-D

CourtneyVerk 10 years ago

Thank you all :)

SeanWeekly 10 years ago

gorgeous photos :)

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 10 years ago

Fantastic series

misako 10 years ago


CourtneyVerk 10 years ago

I'm not sure. I thought it might have been a rat but could very well be a frog.

CourtneyVerk 10 years ago

He is currently in captivity at a conservation centre. I believe he is injured witha broken wing.

CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

Where did you see this beauty?

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Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Oct 16, 2011
Submitted on Oct 20, 2011

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