Skip to comments.Snowy owl invasion of US extends to Florida Read more here:
Posted on 01/05/2014 1:15:55 PM PST by BenLurkin
Park services specialist Peter Maholland says bird watchers have been flocking to northeast Florida to catch a glimpse of the white bird.... They are the largest North American owl, and they're typically found in Canada and the Arctic.
(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...
Me n. m'whole family
Too phuquin' cold in them places.
I dunno' ... gorebull warming, I'm told.
Had one visit us in Brevard County North Carolina last month.
OOPS, make that Transylvania County in Brevard.
Is this a snow bird joke Ben ?:o)
Florida and Arizona are packed with old retirees .....aka “snow birds”
Bake at 350 for one hour with minced garlic.
Or as the icepack advances.
Interesting. Back in October I saw a bald eagle near Fort Myers. Close up in the wild. Had about a 6 foot wingspan and was magnificent.
Ssshhhhhh! Don’t let on. You’ll upset the Goreites.
“Transylvania County in Brevard.
That is God’s Country there.
Specially up in the Pink Beds. The drive going up 276 to the parkway goes through some of the prettiest land on the planet.
I live near Jacksonville, FL, where this bird was spotted, and it’s been quite cold here...but it’s always cold in NE Florida. It goes down to freezing and below several days every winter, and it gets even colder inland. But it is never a sustained cold (more than a few days in a row, although it can come back a few days later). This is not unusual and hasn’t changed much.
So what is attracting these birds or driving them away from wherever they used to be? Birds, like all animals including humans, are opportunistic (meaning, they go where it’s best for them), so what is it that is bringing them here?
Looks to me as if the snowy owls are being shooed out of their habitat by all those ice cutters and global warmists down further south.
They need pristine ice, i.e. old ice growth to cohabitate and reproduce.
I thought that’s what somebody told me.
Oh darn, that was a spotted owl. And it wasn’t old growth ice they needed. Just a K Mart sign.
On several pheasant hunting trips to N.W. Kansas, we often flew into KC Missouri and drove cross state.
On those fall trips, we saw every imaginable U.S. raptor sitting on fence posts while driving cross state. Kansas is a migratory route for those birds........
Hmm. I thought that was the Great Horned owl.
Hide your kittehs.
Any of them named Hedwig?
Funny. Birds are a rather good indicator of weather ahead. This winter isn’t over yet...
When I see seagulls thirty miles inland, I take note of it. Generally inclement weather pops up in a day or so.
So a bird thats conditioned for the cold goes to hot Florida to escape the cold?
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