WHOOOOO IS HANGING IN THE SNOW?
We headed out to South Canada to find this owl! We sat around at dusk with our binoculars, a thermos full of hot tea and our cameras! We were lucky this trip and spotted the Snowy owl!
Their range/habitat: Arctic Circle/ tundra-open land
Their length/weight: 22- 28”/ 2 ¼-5 ½ lbs Conservation Status: Common
Their diet: Carnivore: lemmings, rabbits, waterfowl
- Snowy owls are covered in long white feathers. The feathers cover every part of them including their feet and beak.
- They are most active at dusk and dawn, but are diurnal (active during the day) during the summer when there is little darkness.
- Females are larger than males and have molted or spotted brown colors on their feathers. This helps them blend in with the ground.
- Snowy owls nest on the ground.
- They have excellent hearing and eyesight.
- Snowy owls mate for life and both the male and female take care of the chicks.
- Snowy owls are ambush predators!
These gorgeous owls are so amazing! They are built for the cold!