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Judy's Christmas Owl

Snowy Owl at Whaleback Photo © Judy Fitch The Snowy Owl [Links to websites are in BLUE; Link to Species Account (PILP's Bird Varieties Page) on Snowy Owl in ORANGE] Snowy Owls, with their large heads, bright yellow eyes, and almost white plumages are, for no better term – awesome. Their nomadic lifestyles are remarkable and mysterious as they navigate above and below the Arctic Circle. What we do know about them is that they follow abundant food sources. After the summer nesting season in the tundra is complete they are on the move. Some owls will go further north into the endless ice and darkness to hunt, others will move about within the Arctic Circle,

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The objective of The Backshore Bird Blog is to share the wonder and diversity of bird species seen along the Peaks Island shore.

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