Saturday, January 09, 2016

Snowy owl captured in flight by traffic camera

Spectacular images of a snowy owl in flight in Canada have been captured by Transport Quebec's traffic camera along Montreal's Highway 40.

The images were captured on Jan. 3 by a traffic camera at Highway 40 and Sources Boulevard. According to Barbara Frei, the director of the McGill Bird Observatory, this young female was probably looking for a place to perch.

"I think they are attracted specifically to the highway because it has open, grassy fields nearby which is perfect for hunting their favourite prey, which is small rodents," she said.

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"They like to get a good lay of the land and the high lamp posts or other posts that they can perch on while hunting just suits them perfectly." Snowy owls breed north of the Arctic Circle, where they hunt in the summer.

1 comment:

Aunt Liz said...

Love the Snowy Owl!!