They're back. Snowy Owls.

Started Nov 2, 2015 | Discussions thread
stevef1961 Senior Member • Posts: 2,531
Re: They're back. Snowy Owls.

pixelsmithy wrote:

Super nice catch!

Believe it or not, I nabbed three different snowy owls in the Kearney, Nebraska area back in the big irruption of winter 13/14 (and saw another that was road kill some 20 miles east of Kearney). Sounds like numbers & sightings this year are even ahead of that year.

Map of eBird-reported sightings so far this year:

Sadly, irruptions are bad news for the birds because many are not in good physical condition after travelling so far from their native hunting grounds seeking food. But sightings are still a rare treat for photographers.

They may say they're not in good physical condition but I haven't seen that to be the case along the coast of Massachusetts. Healthy and strong birds with plenty of food for them here.

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