Because of this winter’s climate and a bumper crop of new Snowy Owls, there have been many sightings this year.
Check out this report: Snowys in Maine
and more news here: Snowy Owl Invasion!
A Barred Owl and her youngsters. Very nice high quality video
Northern owls have been making a great showing in Aroostook county this season. Most everyone has heard the populations of the birds’ normal food supplies in the north (lemmings, voles and other small rodents) are apparently in a cyclic low and these predators are roaming south to avoid starvation. Luckily for the owls (and local birders) the rodent populations are doing very well in northern Maine and lots of these owls are showing up.
Our Owl friend Jack W. has a confirmed spotting of a Barred and her brood not too far from Route 7.
We have reports from our owl friends in Rumford that a Snowy Owl has been spotted our on the Rand Rd.