Sunday, February 12, 2012

Snowy Owls

Birders have been blessed with an appearance of Snowy Owls in the Kansas City area.  These owls from the arctic are rare visitors to these parts, only appearing when their winter food supply is short.   Three of these birds have been frequenting the Smithville Lake area.  I have a friend who lives in Smithville and the birds have been visitors in her neighborhood.  Her husband David shot this photo.

8 comments:

Halcyon said...

What a beauty! Wish some of them would fly by Toronto. My compliments to the photographer, it's a great shot.

Randy said...

What an awesome sight. Great shot.

Teresa said...

You must watch "The Big Year" if you haven't yet. Movie with Jack Black, Steve Martin, and Owen Wilson about birding....The Snowy Owl, well....I don't want to give all the details in case you haven't seen it yet. A funny and informational movie!

Beautiful!!!!

Taken For Granted said...

Great snowy owl shot.

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Beautiful... I heard on the news (here in Seattle) that there is an over abundance of them this year and they're not sure why... but I'm glad because they're SO lovely!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

What an amazing and beautiful bird!

RedPat said...

Wow! Great shot he took.

cieldequimper said...

Oh wow! Thank you so much for sharing this beauty.