25 February 2014

The impressive nest of a snowy owl


Birdwatchers in the Northeastern and Midwestern states have reported a huge increase in sightings of snowy owls:


What I found most interesting was the top photo of a snowy owl nest (credit J.F. Therrian).  In the center is a clutch of unhatched eggs, and surrounding them are dozens of dead lemmings

More details at Goldenrod Blog and the Washington Post.

5 comments:

  1. That is an impressive nest! They all could make full-length fur coats and walk out in style!

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  2. Ya know, once one lemming decides to walk into a snowy owl nest... [cue Disney nature film crew]

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  3. "Officer, those lemmings committed suicide. I assure you."

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  4. Mrs. Owl: "Our kids are eating us out of house and home!"

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