Standing Tall ~ Snowy Owl

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Jan 272014
 
Snow Owl Perched in morning mist by Daniel Behm.flickr

Snow Owl Perched in morning mist by Daniel Behm.flickr

Although Alone in the Mist
Standing Tall is a Must.
~ Clare Patrick

Snowy Owl: This yellow-eyed, black-beaked white bird is easily recognizable. It is 52–71 cm (20–28 in) long, with a 125–150 cm (49–59 in) wingspan. Also, these birds can weigh anywhere from 1.6 to 3 kg (3.5 to 6.6 lb).[3] It is one of the largest species of owl and, in North America, is on average the heaviest owl species. The adult male is virtually pure white, but females and young birds have some dark scalloping; the young are heavily barred, and dark spotting may even predominate. Its thick plumage, heavily feathered taloned feet, and colouration render the Snowy Owl well-adapted for life north of the Arctic Circle.

Photo: Snow Owl Perched in morning mist by Daniel Behm on flickr

The Snowy Owl

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