|Snowy Owl, Bubo scandiacus|
Last but not least of the seven owls, the Snowy Owl... Once resident over here on the Northern isles of Scotland, now believed to just be a migrant visitor during the colder winter months.
Snowy owls just look out of place most of the time, but when we get some now here they suddenly make sense. You can see above how brilliantly and beautifully they blend into their surroundings!
I have very few photos of Hedwig out of the snow, and those I do are nearly all taken only older D90, but here are a few.
|Hedwig in the Daisies|
Snowy owls do perch, but they are also often found on the ground, and so for our owl days we offer both. This is a young Hedwig in a few daisies in the lead up to summer.
And this is him taken earlier this year, and the only photo in this post taken with my newer camera. You can see on his wing and back how much he has aged/moulted... far less of the black specks. He is likely to lose more over the next few years too.
|Hedwig at around 2 weeks|
|Hedwig at around 8 weeks|
|Hedwig fully grown|
Thanks for looking.