The Travels of Tug 44


Snowy Owl






Snowy Owls are Arctic birds, they breed up north, but come south to Fort Edward NY for the winter. They find our brutal winters quite nice! This one is a male, mostly white, and he's sitting on a low mound watching for mice, in between naps.   high-res



He got a mouse at this location and also got dive-bombed by a Northern Harrier who is not willing to share territory.   high-res



He flies away, but comes back a few minutes later and resumes his watch from the mound.   high-res



Got this shot of another male Snowy Owl sitting on a hay wagon at a local garden supply store. He remained here all winter, killing 7-8 mice every day.   high-res



This is a female Snowy Owl, back in December 2014, during a severe blizzard. Not to worry, she is very well equipped for that weather.   high-res



Another male Snowy Owl, at the Winter Raptor Fest. He was rescued after an accident and was treated but is not able to fly.   high-res



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