Snowy Owls Hit The Big Apple

It seems, the Snowy Owl has heard that if you can make it here you can make it anywhere. This winter, the Snowy Owl invaded the lower 48 and my home town of New York City.

Photos below are from the Audubon Newsletter that I just received in my inbox.  It seems that the great invasion of the Snowy Owl into the United States is giving lots of impetus for scientists to study them, something they haven’t done much of before.  [All photos are by Francois Portmann for Audubon]

 A Snowy Owl visits Queens, New York. (Photo by Francois Portmann)

A Snowy Owl visits Queens, New York.
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An owl hunting in the swale at Breezy Point, New York, with New York skyline in the background.
This image was taken in in Arverne in the Rockaways, New York.

This image was taken in in Arverne in the Rockaways, New York.
This owl alights at Breezy Point, with the Manhattan skyline lit by the sunset glow in the background.
This owl alights at Breezy Point, with the Manhattan skyline lit by the sunset glow in the background.
"This owl spent the day in the piping plovers nesting ground at Arverne Beach, New York. Well hidden in the dried stalks and grass, people walked by on the boardwalk and the water's edge, completely unaware."..From Audubon Newletter
“This owl spent the day in the piping plovers nesting ground at Arverne Beach, New York. Well hidden in the dried stalks and grass, people walked by on the boardwalk and the water’s edge, completely unaware.”..From Audubon Newletter

If you liked this post, you might enjoy my two previous posts on The Snowy Owl
Followup: The Snowy Owl Being Saved at JFK Airport,” and “The Snowy Owl Being Saved at JFK Airport.”

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