A Distant Snowy Owl: December 2020

On this day, I headed out to the Toronto park where one is most likely to find a Snowy Owl in winter: Col Sam Smith Park.

I was not disappointed though the owl was far away.

Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl

I also found a snowy here last winter:

Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl

For a closer look, last December I visited this owl at the Toronto Zoo:

Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl

Other birds at Col Sam this morning:

Buffleheads
Gadwall
Gadwall
Long-tailed Duck (female)
Long-tailed Duck (male)
Mallards
Mallards
Mallard (female) and American Black Duck
American Black Duck (male)
Mute Swan
Mute Swan
Mute Swan
Mourning Dove
Mourning Dove
Dark-eyed Junco (male)
House Sparrow (male)
Northern Cardinal (female)
Northern Cardinal (male)
Northern Cardinal (female)

Park views:

Fossils

NATURE POETRY

In seed-time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.  – William Blake (1757–1827)

Miles Hearn

3 thoughts on “A Distant Snowy Owl: December 2020

  1. Lisa Volkov

    The same variety of owl, or the exact same (individual) owl?
    I thought you were taking a break, Miles! Wonderful way to wake up this morning, to a Snowy Owl!
    Thanks, Miles!

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  2. Marilyn Bunker

    A snowy owl sighting is such a nice Christmas gift. Spectacular! Thanks for sharing.
    Wishing you good health and happiness.
    Marilyn

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  3. Susan Richardson

    Thank you Miles – enjoyed the last years ZOO snowy owl too as such a great look at his crazy feet – he’s got remarkable snowshoes. Thanks so much for keeping us so UP with your photos and poetry

    Susan

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