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Old April 17th, 2016, 10:39 PM   #91

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Snowy Owl defending its nest:

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This owl transforms its entire body in reaction to different birds:
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Old June 13th, 2016, 04:28 AM   #94

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While rereading Colin Thubron's book ' In Siberia ', ISBN 978 - 0 - 140-26860 -7, published by Penguin Books, 2000, I came across a reference to the Great Grey Owl. It seems that it has a wing span of five feet and the head is almost the same size as that of a human being ! The habitat is the shores of the great Yenisei river near the Arctic Circle. Anyone knows anything about this seemingly impressive bird !
It has a face disc of the size of a soup plate and has a moustache and a white outgrowth of the eyebrows as of a cartoon colonel ! And it can hear the sound of a vole one foot beneath the ice !

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Old January 7th, 2017, 08:06 PM   #95

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I have a Barred Owl who visits my oak tree. Hopefully tonight with his 'who who, who cooks for you'.

I watched a great horned owl take a barn cat. Poor bastard. He was a tough cat.

Burrowing owls take over the prairie dog holes when I kill them. I'm sure the great horned couple gets some too.

When the snowy owls migrate down, there are plenty of dogs for them also.

I would like to see a barn owl someday. My grandfather said there was once one around, but that was decades ago now.

I'll have to go north, but the great gray owl, the largest, must be impressive.

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