This week’s photo, taken by Laura on December 26, 2015 at the Woodland Zoo in Seattle, WA, features what sorta looks like a Snowy Owl.
A few readers of my blog have asked me lately if any Snowy Owls have shown up so far this winter in the Pacific Northwest. I didn’t know of any, but not wanting to disappoint anyone, I tried really hard last Saturday night to find one at the local zoo. Well, the body looks like a Snowy Owl, and it does have a familiar face (at least familiar to me when I look in the mirror), yet I suspect the American Ornithologists’ Union would classify this individual as a hybrid.
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