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 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/