Snowy Owl on Beach
Snowy Owls show up in Nova Scotia every year. There is no pattern to this movement from the north. Some think it may be instinctive or a search for food but no correlation exists that is definitive.
This Snowy Owl was a fair distance away so I had to make severe crops of my photos which is why I use a high resolution camera (62mp). I will continue to search the coastal barrens and fields all winter for Snowy Owls, Short-eared Owls, Hawk Owls, Snow Buntings (several today), Horned Larks and Lapland Longspurs.
The movement shown by this Snowy Owl is about one hour of travel. They tend to sit and watch for prey. The Snowy Owl is the strongest and heaviest of all North American Owls.
Keywords: Birds of Nova Scotia, Canada, Coastal Barrens, Coastal Fields, Nova Scotia, Owls of Nova Scotia, Snowy Owl