We had great luck finding some of our favorites at Salisbury Beach State Reservation yesterday morning. This red tailed hawk brought its prey to a nearby branch allowing us to observe up close. The snowy owl was further away, but sitting prettily in the sandy snow. Oddly (in my mind) there were more people watching … Continue reading Salisbury Snowy Owl and Red Tailed Hawk
Good Morning Joey My wife and I were having coffee this morning and Penny our dog was barking at the door After a few dozen shut up Pennys We took a look and here is what we saw Pretty Cool Sal Randazza III
We hit the jackpot this week in our travels looking for wildlife. We found 2 snowy owls in separate locations here in Essex County on a bright sunny (though cold and windy) day just before the predicted snow storm. You will notice one of them was in the distance, but we had him all to … Continue reading Snowy Owl Encounters in Essex County
We took a ride to Parker River yesterday and found these two beauties on one of the beaches. The wind was blowing like crazy so they were hunched down protectively. Just spectacular. I believe it’s kind of early for them to be arriving but I have seen many reports in nearby states and across the … Continue reading Snowy Owls Have Returned to Essex County
Hello Friends, Thank you to everyone for your very kind comments for this series. It has been a joy creating for such an enthusiastic audience ❤ Thank you to Jennifer Davis and her adorable daughters Ellie and Isla. They stopped by one morning to see if they could find Snowy Owl. The girls and Mom … Continue reading FINAL EPISODE- SNOWY OWL RETURNS TO THE ARCTIC
Hello Friends on this rainy, windy day. People’s holiday weekend ran the gamut from joyful to tragic and I so hope yours was not too difficult and you were able to find some light. It was such a beautiful day weather-wise yesterday and if there is one thing about the coronavirus is how wonderful it … Continue reading WONDERFULLY RARE FOOTAGE – SNOWY OWL TAKES A BATH
Casting a pellet is a totally normal thing that Snowy Owls, and all owls do. You may even have dissected a pellet in biology class. I just had no idea until seeing Snowy do this that they could be so enormous! You can view the first three episodes here: Snowy Owl Film Project. All five will … Continue reading BE PREPARED TO BE GROSSED OUT- SNOWY OWL PUKING A GINORMOUS PELLET – PART THREE: A SNOWY OWL COMES TO CAPE ANN
Snowy Owl MightY Hunter is part two of the series A Snowy Owl Comes to Cape Ann. The segment where Snowy is eating prey may be too graphic for very young children, so parents please preview. Please share with friends and your young naturalists. Thank you for watching and take care ❤ A Snowy Owl … Continue reading A SNOWY OWL COMES TO CAPE ANN PART TWO: SNOWY OWL MIGHTY HUNTER with graphic warning for very young children
Dear Friends and Snowy Owl Lovers, Not last winter but the winter before, an exquisite Snowy Owl arrived on Cape Ann. I think it was sometime in December we first began seeing her perched on Bass Rocks. Many of us followed her escapades daily and we took lots of photos. I was also filming her. Like many … Continue reading NEW SHORT FILM: DO YOU REMEMBER CAPE ANN’S SNOWY OWL HEDWIG?
This sweet messy-faced girl was relaxing on the limb of a craggy tree after what had been a clearly successful morning hunt. She coughed up a pellet while enjoying a rare quiet moment perched in the branches
Went to Parker River Wildlife Refuge on Sunday. What a beautiful day. The Snowy Owl was about half mile away. Not a great photo but at least I was able to see it.
I haven’t seen any Snowies yet this winter on Cape Ann; there simply seem to be fewer that migrated to our region than there were several years ago when Hedwig was the star of the backshore. These Snowy Owl photos were taken earlier in the month at Parker River. The dirt road, the one that begins … Continue reading BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL SNOWY OWLS
Charlotte and I had a wonderful adventure morning checking on the owls at Plum Island. We observed several Harrier Hawks flying low over the marsh grass hunting for prey, a Short-eared Owl perched on a craggy tree, and a Snowy parked for the morning far out in the dunes. We played on the beach and … Continue reading MORE SNAPSHOTS OF THE BEAUTIFUL SHORT-EARED OWL, SNOWY OWL, TENDERCROP FARM, AND IPSWICH CLAMBAKE
It was a beautiful morning at Parker River despite mostly overcast skies and a strong wind. This first day of our “January thaw” was made even more beautiful by the presence of the Snowy Owl. I believe she’s a female, although the lightest females can look like the darkest males. She appeared largely unperturbed by … Continue reading SNOWY OWL ALERT! AND BALD EAGLES, TOO!
Far, far down the ridge a little white wedge-shaped dot sat. We were all wishing he would fly our way, but alas, he was content to stay in place while washing his face and preening his flying feathers, with the crowd standing comfortably behind the rope set up by the refuge. There are two Snowy … Continue reading FIRST SNOWY OWL SIGHTING OF THE 2019-2020 WINTER
When one Snowy Owl boy left his perch and flew within several feet of a second Snowy stationed further down the beach I wasn’t sure what to expect, especially after witnessing several territorial battles between Hedwig and Bubo last winter, as well as a Snowy dispute between a male and female at Crane Beach. These … Continue reading SNOWY OWL BESTIES ON THE BEACH
This beautiful Snowy Owl female was left alone for the better part of a frigid and blustery morning. Although Snowies are covered in feathers from head to toe, during very cold weather they try to find perches low to the ground and blocked from the wind. Snowy with her feathers fluffed for warmth Morning foot … Continue reading SNOWY OWL LADY ON A SNOWY BEACH
Not one, but two, Snowy boys were well camouflaged amidst the rocks. They were far apart from one another when one flew toward the other. The stationary fellow didn’t move an inch and barely opened his eyes, while the flying fellow hid himself expertly behind a clump of dry wildflowers. The two sleepily hung out … Continue reading NOT ONE, BUT TWO SNOWY OWL BOYS!
I dream about Snowies sometimes, especially in wintertime. I wonder if Snowies dream–probably, if they do, its all about tasty morsels 🙂 Sleepy Snowy Boy in the wildflower patch. Do Snowy Owls, like other owl species, feed at night? Snowy Owls are crepuscular (active and feed at dawn and dusk), diurnal (hunt during the day … Continue reading SNOWY OWL SLEEPING – PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB
Chance encounter, of the majestic Snowy Owl kind- Snowy Owl perching in a pine tree after sunset. I wasn’t expecting to see a Snowy Owl overhead in a pine tree, although its not entirely uncommon. Because Snowy Owlets hatch in the summertime in the treeless Arctic tundra, they may never even see a tree … Continue reading DO SNOWY OWLS HUNT DURING THE DAY OR NIGHT?