Snowy Owl

Jan. 11, 2012 No Comments Posted under: Birds, Wild Life

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At the extreme northern margins of the Arctic tundra lives the Snowy Owl, the northernmost, heaviest, and most distinctively marked owl of North America. Largely a daytime owl, it spends much of its time perched still and silent on prominent lookouts, waiting to make sudden attacks for prey. They eat lemmings which are Arctic rodents.

Every 4-5 years they move south out of the tundra in search of food.  Snowy owls have been spotted this year from the Canadian border to near the Iowa border.  Keep your eyes pealed on high perches in your neighborhood.  If they can’t find lemmings, they will eat mice, voles, rabbits and birds.

 

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