A male Snowy Owl sits on the only available patch of ice in the area.
It was interesting watching this individual from the roadside. It sat for a while and then began to waddle across the ice.
Over 40 + years of birding this was the first time i'd observed a Snowy Owl actually walking. Most times you encounter them on fence posts, Telephone poles, barns, hay bails, but always just sitting and looking.
As we watched it waddling it reminded my more of a penguin than an owl.
The owl finally took flight but only flew a short distance and landed. It stayed there for another hour .
On Amherst Island we located 2 Snowy Owls at the east end of the island.
This juvenile female Snowy Owl was well marked.
A Snowy Owl on ice!