but I realized that this bird had black wing tips, which wasn't normal for a snowy owl. It flew close to the road, then back to the back of the field; any time that it came close to the road I ran out the front door with my camera in hopes of getting a good photo.
- These are the most owl-like bird of this family (so I wasn't that wrong by first thinking it was an owl of some sort). They are considered part of the hawk family.
- Their eye color changes from green (young males) and brown (young females) to yellow as they mature.
- They hunt small animals and critters, including mice, voles, and birds, but have been known to attack larger prey as well like rabbits and ducks, subduing them by drowning the prey. Kind of mean.
- The adult males are white and black, and the adult females are brown, black, and white.
What do you see most in your yard?