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(KING 5 News)   Snowy Owl spotted, which is kind of odd if you think about it   (king5.com) divider line
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2020-11-25 1:39:03 PM  
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2020-11-25 2:49:09 PM  
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2020-11-25 3:00:42 PM  
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2020-11-25 3:04:28 PM  
I'm certainly not speckling them.
 
2020-11-25 3:06:43 PM  
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2020-11-25 3:07:42 PM  
Okay, the birdwatching kids in the video were kind of cute and worth a fwd to my little cousin.

Poor nocturnal birds, though, kept awake all day by gawking primates.

Good for Seattle. The owls eat mice and rats that might be running around un-exterminatored during the pandemic. Nobody let their gerbil out after sundown, though!
 
2020-11-25 3:14:17 PM  
Were they yellow spots?

/ Don't eat yellow snow(y owls)
 
2020-11-25 3:19:30 PM  
The chromatic aberration in that video makes the baby jeebus cry.
 
2020-11-25 3:24:15 PM  
Keep your eyes open my fellow bird enthusiasts.  I spotted one a couple years ago just taking a drive through the country here in IN.  Looks like they are being seen throughout the northern US this year, mostly in the northeast.
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2020-11-25 3:24:35 PM  
What the fark am I doing here? I don't blend in at all
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2020-11-25 3:32:17 PM  
I once spotted an albino Dalmatian.

It was the least I could do for him.
 
2020-11-25 3:41:33 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: Okay, the birdwatching kids in the video were kind of cute and worth a fwd to my little cousin.

Poor nocturnal birds, though, kept awake all day by gawking primates.

Good for Seattle. The owls eat mice and rats that might be running around un-exterminatored during the pandemic. Nobody let their gerbil out after sundown, though!


Its all good Snowy's are diurnal
 
2020-11-25 3:43:46 PM  
Who?
 
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2020-11-25 3:55:06 PM  

berylman: What the fark am I doing here? I don't blend in at all


Ackchuly, that's a Barn Owl.
 
2020-11-25 4:09:39 PM  
Not really; they're usually spotted...
 
2020-11-25 4:31:55 PM  
Subby

t/y so much for the link!

spotted a hummingbird here just today, also "not unheard of, but rare for the area" and this piece was also a big grin.

visitors from out of town, just dropping by for a holiday spell

that bright chatterbox kid might be going places, him and his vocabulary.

like a young mynah
 
2020-11-25 4:42:16 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: Okay, the birdwatching kids in the video were kind of cute and worth a fwd to my little cousin.

Poor nocturnal birds, though, kept awake all day by gawking primates.

Good for Seattle. The owls eat mice and rats that might be running around un-exterminatored during the pandemic. Nobody let their gerbil out after sundown, though!


City Council: We don't have a rat problem in this city
Citizens: Yes we do. They are all over in the downtown core
City Council: No there isn't
Citizens: start posting pictures of Snowy Owls living downtown
Citizens: I've been living downtown for 50 years and have never seen an owl before.
           What do you think they are eating?
City Council: Oh

/true story
 
2020-11-25 4:46:18 PM  
Snowy Leopard Owl?
 
2020-11-25 5:22:59 PM  

Fishbulb30w: Bennie Crabtree: Okay, the birdwatching kids in the video were kind of cute and worth a fwd to my little cousin.

Poor nocturnal birds, though, kept awake all day by gawking primates.

Good for Seattle. The owls eat mice and rats that might be running around un-exterminatored during the pandemic. Nobody let their gerbil out after sundown, though!

City Council: We don't have a rat problem in this city
Citizens: Yes we do. They are all over in the downtown core
City Council: No there isn't
Citizens: start posting pictures of Snowy Owls living downtown
Citizens: I've been living downtown for 50 years and have never seen an owl before.
        What do you think they are eating?
City Council: Oh

/true story


also true story

we had a pair of red shouldered hawks nest here for a few seasons

they also hunt and eat small prey which is a good thing, imo

we also had a feral cat show up at that time and litter under a hedge, two kits, one chubby tabby and one tiny grey

one saturday, out on the porch, I connected "wee grey kit just venturing out alone" with "huh, look at that hawk right there" just in time to save our "Miss Mouse" from a fate worse than....well....from death

she remains indifferent to being saved because she grew into a faded tortie and focuses now on how to get into trouble on purpose
 
2020-11-25 9:54:21 PM  
a WHITE feathered owl in Seattle? Surprised antifa didn't attack it.
 
2020-11-25 11:27:56 PM  

docilej: a WHITE feathered owl in Seattle? Surprised antifa didn't attack it.


Absolutely amazing how right-wing media has their racist assholes completely worked up over a non-organized political stance as if it was some kind of elite killing operation.
 
2020-11-26 2:54:17 AM  

parasol: Fishbulb30w: Bennie Crabtree: Okay, the birdwatching kids in the video were kind of cute and worth a fwd to my little cousin.

Poor nocturnal birds, though, kept awake all day by gawking primates.

Good for Seattle. The owls eat mice and rats that might be running around un-exterminatored during the pandemic. Nobody let their gerbil out after sundown, though!

City Council: We don't have a rat problem in this city
Citizens: Yes we do. They are all over in the downtown core
City Council: No there isn't
Citizens: start posting pictures of Snowy Owls living downtown
Citizens: I've been living downtown for 50 years and have never seen an owl before.
     What do you think they are eating?
City Council: Oh

/true story

also true story

we had a pair of red shouldered hawks nest here for a few seasons

they also hunt and eat small prey which is a good thing, imo

we also had a feral cat show up at that time and litter under a hedge, two kits, one chubby tabby and one tiny grey

one saturday, out on the porch, I connected "wee grey kit just venturing out alone" with "huh, look at that hawk right there" just in time to save our "Miss Mouse" from a fate worse than....well....from death

she remains indifferent to being saved because she grew into a faded tortie and focuses now on how to get into trouble on purpose


Well for some reason this reminded me of a quote (partial) from Futurama: "...when you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all."

Your kitty is now a cat, because you did something. And it doesn't care, it doesn't know that you saved it from imminent death. It never knew the hawk was there, but it's going to keep right on being a cat. It'll be pissy, it'll be lovey, it'll get in trouble. None of which ever would've happened if you hadn't intervened. And to me, that seems kind of special.

I'm sure the hawk was pissed about missing its dinner though.
 
2020-11-26 8:09:26 AM  
I can't help but wonder if owls like this are purchased by Harry Potter enthusiasts who then escape into places they may not belong. (The owls, not the enthusiasts. )
 
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