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Baltimore1937
10-29-2015, 07:01 AM
Let's start this thread off with the glamorous Snowy Owl:

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/snowy1015/

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/snowy-owl/

Baltimore1937
10-30-2015, 05:59 AM
Some more owls:

https://www.audubon.org/magazine/january-february-2015/whos-who?utm_source=engagement&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2015-10-29_email_wingspan_gulfcoast

MikeWhalen
10-30-2015, 02:10 PM
I am not overly fond of birds as a general rule, but Owls have always been amongst my few favs of the species.
As a northerner, I of course have a particular appreciation of the Snowy Owl...so very beautiful!

I did not know what deadly and effective predators Owls are when I was a kid (always sort of had the greek ideal of the wise old owl in my head I guess), but sure appreciate their rodent catching ability now!

Mike

Baltimore1937
11-03-2015, 03:54 AM
The politically divisive Spotted Owl:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_owl#Subspecies

I encountered singles in two separate locations in SE Arizona many years ago; one in the Huachuca Mountains, and one in that Apache paradise, the Chiricahua Mountains. However, I only heard their calls. I wasn't able to bring them into view.