Saturday, January 11, 2014

Project SNOWSTORM

 
 
 
 
We know, we know, that's not a Snowy Owl up there. It's a Eurasian Eagle Owl photographed by our friend Peter Kaestner, who is currently in Afghanistan. Those eyes are incredible, right?
 
 
Back to the topic de jour - in case you hadn't heard, there is a great project underway to track Snowy Owls and take advantage of their historic southward irruption and learn more about their habits and movements.
 
 
It's called Project Snowstorm. They write on their website that "almost nothing is known about the local and landscape-level movements of snowy owls on the wintering grounds, nor about their nocturnal hunting activity and range size."
 
Several owls have been tagged with radio transmitters and the results are amazing. Check out the cool maps of SNOW movements.
 
We leave you with another awesome bird. We photographed this Greater White-Fronted Goose, found by Tom and Rob Ostrowski, at Greenbelt Lake:
 

 
 
 

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