SNOWY OWL ALERT! AND BALD EAGLES, TOO!

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 the gaggle of photographers that came and went. The Snowy flew across the dune for a few moments, but then flew back to roughly the same spot; in both locations she was somewhat protected from the blustery wind.

I have it on good authority that there are currently SIX Bald Eagles at Parker River, two hatch-years, two that are roughly three years old, and two adults. I have only seen one youngster this week, in a battle with a crow, and I couldn’t tell who was chasing who 🙂

A day at Parker River Wildlife Refuge and Salisbury State Reservation

On Sunday went to Parker River Wildlife and Salisbury State Reservation.  No Snowy but the light and weather were beautiful.  First the sun, hail, rain, snow and wind.  Pretty day all around.

A wonderful day at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

On Sunday with the sun and warm temperatures, Rick and I decided to go to the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.  Heard there was a beautiful Barred Owl and went on the prowl.  We were not disappointed.  The owl was hiding in the trees but we could see such a beautiful bird.

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The bridge going over to Plum Island Beach.
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Checking out the wildlife

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The sky
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For more information please follow the link below:
https://www.fws.gov/refuge/parker_river/