Photo: Guoqiang Xue / Alamy Stock Photo
SNOWY OWL (Nyctea scandiaca)
The wide-winged Snowy Owl, seen above, was recently spotted in a rural area of Canada's national capital, Ottawa. Snowy Owls have cyclic winter irruptions into southern Ontario. but I have not seen any this winter, especially in the nearby frozen, broad and flat, Holland Marsh, which is a favourite destination for this occasionally irruptive species from northern Canada.
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