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I have been watching a SnowyOwl the last few days. Altho not completely white it is, best guess, an adult male (based on the lack of cap and markings on the wings - dots rather than bars). I assume that the breeding grounds are HudsonBay area (again, guess). My question for those that know far more than I do -- is this late for an adult owl to still be around (northern ND)? Last week (and for couple weeks prior as well) there were at least 3 juveniles in the same area, which didn't surprise me as much.
It is not unusual to still see snowy owls well into April. This has been an exceptional winter to begin with for these owls. Someone just posted about still seeing a small number of snowy owls at Bounday Bay.
Back in winter 2004-2005 when the great gray owls irrupted here, I remember seeing these owls still being photographed into late Spring in some places (one fella had a PBase gallery of GGOs taken into late Spring....I have been searching for that website the past while but have lost the link to it....somewhere in Vermont or NewYork....I have forgotten where so don't quote me but I recall emailing him via PBase to ask about it).
I'm sensing another unasked question. As far as other species of owls are concerned, both GGO and Northern Hawk Owl have been known to breed down here in the Ottawa area....likely after an irruption year. This is very unusual but has happened. A few summers ago a pair of GGO did nest not far from Ottawa....in the west end somewhere and Kinburn had been mentioned. The lady whose property the nest was on spoke sadly about 2 of the owls being hit by vehicles. Checking records I see Northern Hawk owl have even nested in the Mer Bleu area in the east end of Ottawa. That was a surprise to me. Now, how far south have Snowy Owls been know to nest?
Here is an interesting study of Snowy Owls conducted at Boston's Logan Airport. I was surprised to read a record late departure date there of July 7th. Study was conducted over a 15 year period between 1981 and 1997.
Excerpt: "In 15 years, the earliest arrival of a Snowy Owl was October 24 and the latest departure was July 7. These being the exception, the majority of Snowy Owls arrived in mid-November and stayed until late April."
Thank you very much for the information and link. Normally the Snowys are here from mid-Nov to mid-March, even in irruption years when we have had 12+ in any one of the surrounding fields (altho I may not have seen them, I guess). But I would certainly not be upset if a couple decided to nest here . The area that I have recently seen them in does have an abundance of food (yesterday the SnowyOwl dined on Coot).
Relocated the SnowyOwl again this morning. Too far usually for good pics but love to see anyway. Would hope for nesting but only finding one now. Don't think that will work. Thanks again for info and links. All is much appreciated.