Which happened yesterday. I was tempted to go out and get the owl in its element but opted for hot tea and a blanket inside instead. But here are some facts about Snowy Owls.
They are seen south of Canada only during some winters (lucky me!) and are predominately white with various amounts of black markings. Old males are the whitest and immature females have the most dark markings so from the looks of things this makes our owl here a female. They have a lifespan in the wild of a bit over 10 years and it is one of the largest species of owl and the only one with mainly white plumage. To read more about the beautiful Snowy Owl click here.
Since I’ve begun birding more this year than I ever have before because of travel restrictions, I’ve grown quite fond of our feathered friends and look forward to seeing what else may pop up this winter or if not, then I look forward to breeding season in spring when the birds really pull out the stops with their plumage.
Either she’s fed up with the hoomans and yelling for us to go or she was just bored 🙂