Snowy Owl

This afternoon I found this beautiful female Snowy Owl sitting on the shore of Biddeford Pool, Maine.

The number of Snowy Owls we see on the coast of Maine fluctuates each winter depending upon the summer lemming population in the arctic.  Prevelent lemmings, the Snowy’s favorite food source, will lead to more owlets being successfully raised.   A lot of these young will travel south in the winter until they reach maturity (3 or 4 years).

This winter seems to be a good year as I’ve seen quite a few Snowies.

 

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