WHOOOOOO IS HANGING IN THE SNOW?

WHOOOOO IS HANGING IN THE SNOW?

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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!

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      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

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  • 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!

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These gorgeous owls are so amazing! They are built for the cold!

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