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By: JudyB (offline) on Saturday, December 17 2011 @ 04:32 PM EST (Read 26494 times)  
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This is a place to post any general information about owls, or to let us know if you've found a new cam and would like a thread set up.

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By: IrishEyes (online) on Sunday, December 18 2011 @ 09:28 AM EST  
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Thank you for opening this thread JudyB .

There was a report on GlobalBC News Dec .16, 2011 about the Snowy Owls in Delta... here is the link to it..

SNOWY OWLS

A big Thank you to Gail M for sending me this video....


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By: GailM (offline) on Wednesday, December 21 2011 @ 12:15 AM EST  
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Dec 20 Just a note that the local online newspaper White Rock Sun has some pictures, hopfully the photographer was careful not to disturb the Snowy Owls fingers crossed
http://www.whiterocksun.com/index.php?m ... da_calling


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By: MaryF (offline) on Friday, January 06 2012 @ 12:58 AM EST  
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This article from my MSN home page is sort of an interesting cover story concerning all of the snowy owl pictures and stories that have been popping up on the forum.


Click on image to downloadDirk Lammers/AP


LAKE ANDES, S.D. Famous for its role as Harry Potter's companion in the books and movies, a species of majestic, mostly white owls is being sighted in abundant numbers this winter far from both Hogwarts and its native Arctic habitat.

It's typical for snowy owls to arrive in the U.S. every three or four winters, but this year's irruption is widespread, with birders from the Pacific Northwest to New England reporting frequent sightings of the yellow-eyed birds. As many as 30 were spotted in December around South Dakota's Lake Andes.

Click here for the story....

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45890955/ns ... across-us/



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By: MaryF (offline) on Thursday, January 26 2012 @ 02:53 PM EST  
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This video is quite informative about the snowy owl and why there are so many appearances in the 48 lower states this year. It was on Youtube from the Lab of Ornithology.

"Snowy Owls lead nomadic lives and travel vast distances from year to year searching for productive feeding areas. Some years, most recently in the winter of 2011/2012, conditions cause them to come south in great numbers."

video and photographs captured by the Cornell Lab's, Gerrit Vyn.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufkcx-Uq ... dium=email

A few beautiful owl scaps from the video........

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By: MaryF (offline) on Thursday, January 26 2012 @ 03:04 PM EST  
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Check out this video of a snowy owl walking...strange!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXtzz_M1 ... re=related

While I'm mat it...here's one of the snowy hooting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvvSyVOV ... re=related



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By: MaryF (offline) on Saturday, January 28 2012 @ 01:41 AM EST  
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News today from the Wildlife Center of Virginia about a Great Horned Owl,,,,sad!!


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http://www.wildlifecenter.org/wp/2012/0 ... orned-owl/



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By: MaryF (offline) on Monday, January 30 2012 @ 02:25 AM EST  
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Here's another good article about our beautiful owl visitors from the North.


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Bird enthusiasts are reporting rising numbers of snowy owls from the Arctic winging into the lower 48 states this winter in a mass southern migration that a leading owl researcher called "unbelievable."

Thousands of the snow-white birds, which stand 2 feet tall with 5-foot wingspans, have been spotted from coast to coast, feeding in farmlands in Idaho, roosting on rooftops in Montana, gliding over golf courses in Missouri and soaring over shorelines in Massachusetts


Read the rest of the article here.......

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46180562/ns ... vironment/



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