It was a chilly -10 this morning at Col. Sam Smith Park. This is a good park for Snowy Owl spotting
but we did not see one. Our first bird was a Long-eared Owl well-hidden in the middle of a dense shrub. Almost everyone had a look at it.
Heather Pantrey got better photos of it a bit later.
I thought you might want to check out the giant river otter which we saw in Brazil’s Pantanal.
A large and very intimidating and fierce creature. ( big serrated teeth!)
Then came old January, wrapped well
In many weeds to keep the cold away;
Yet did he quake and quiver, like to quell,
And blow his nails to warm them if he may. – Edmund Spenser (1552–99)
Owls! And a Long-Eared-Owl at Col. Sam Smith!
Long-eared Owl. Being excited doesn’t help my spelling!