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Snowy Owl (Female)

Bubo scandiacus

Description:

The Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) is a large owl of the typical owl family Strigidae. The bird is also known in North America as the Arctic Owl, Great White Owl or Harfang.

Notes:

Spotted at Mountsberg Conservation Centre.

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25 Comments (1–25)

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

Thank you ShaumingLo!

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

Thanks Uncle Minty, I'm grateful for your kind words. Snow Owls are incredible. I hope one day to spot one in the wild!

ShaumingLo
ShaumingLo 9 years ago

Good looking smiling face! beautiful bird.

Uncle Minty
Uncle Minty 9 years ago

Oh, Fantastic series!

Uncle Minty
Uncle Minty 9 years ago

Wow! My favorite bird of all time in all of its beauty and glory!

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

Thank you SatyenMehta!

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Lovely series Courtney.

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

Thank you, Atul!

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

lovely series especially the 2nd one!!

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

Thank you, Nicholas4!

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

Thank you for you for your lovely comment AmyHunter!

AmyHunter
AmyHunter 9 years ago

Insanely gorgeous. This photo brings me back to the first time I heard the whoing of the Snowy Owl, it was beautiful. Thank you so much for this great shot and letting me relive that moment from this.

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 9 years ago

very nice

UmapornSarasat
UmapornSarasat 9 years ago

lovely one.. :)

LaurieWinters
LaurieWinters 9 years ago

Great photos. Beautiful (and kinda funny) bird.

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

Thank you Pulkit!

Pulkit.Singal
Pulkit.Singal 9 years ago

beautiful

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

@BrandonBlount. I know she is also in rehab, but I'm not sure what for. The birds of prey at Mountsberg are not released back into the wild. Sadly they are often taken in from people who thought they would make good pets...She sometimes shares her spacious enclosure with the male in my other spotting. I have also seen them separated.

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 9 years ago

Do you have any more info on her, whether or not she's also a rehab? I have found that rehabbing birds spend quite a bit of time with their mouths open as a warning of sorts, when handlers and other people are around.

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

I think she's laughing! I didn't catch her once with her beak closed.

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 9 years ago

The second picture is my favorite!!! "Why the HECK are you in my face with that camera!!!!!!" AHAHAHAHA she looks angry. ;-)

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

@ceherzog I don't think they typically do hang out on the ground...this bird is in a conservation centre where there are no predators.

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 9 years ago

has a hilarious looking face

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

What a neat owl and very nice photos. Do they typically hang out on the ground?

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Gorgeous!

CourtneyVerk
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CourtneyVerk

Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Oct 15, 2011
Submitted on Oct 27, 2011

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