|99906 at rest - click to enlarge|
Photo: Bob Duchesne to Bangor Daily News
|The travels of 99906 as recorded - click to enlarge|
Photo: Bob Duchesne
99906 was caught at Logan Airport in Boston and release with a transmitter so the bird was tracked on it's travels.
Snowy Owls have been widespread this year, one was seen in Hawaii and one even flew to Bermuda. The dangers most of them face are at airports. Being a danger to aircraft they are shot. The airport looks familiar to the tundra dwellers, they look like home and a place to hunt. A number have been shot, but attempts to trap or discourage them are tried first. More of the story can be found here: http://bangordailynews.com/2014/01/17/outdoors/why-snowy-owls-should-avoid-airports-and-one-owls-amazing-journey/?ref=OutdoorsBox
Here is a peek at my latest painting.
|Cardinals - click to enlarge|