With windy conditions of -10 degrees, blowing and falling snow and sheer ice just under the snow, I wondered if anyone would appear at 10 am for our walk.
Happily, three walkers did arrive:
We found a good selection of ducks, geese, gulls and swans but discovered a real beauty at the end of the walk. A Snowy Owl was standing on ice by a fallen tree trunk in Mimico Creek.
Snowy Owls are bigger than Red-tailed Hawks and stand 20 – 27 inches in height.
Snowy Owls spend the summer in Arctic tundra.
Thank-you to Judy-Ann Cazemier for this photo:
Hey Miles, as a newbie to birds I didn’t know starlings could mimic sounds so easily! I came across this video of a starling mimicking an amazon alexa and found it cool, yet slightly unnerving:
If February gives much snow,
A fine summer it doth foreshow.