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Snowy owl a rare treat for Ohio birders

On Sunday, Dec. 29, this snowy owl made a rare appearance on the shoreline of Lake Erie at Maumee Bay State Park. There have been a few sightings of the Arctic natives in our area. A shortage of lemmings, the snowy owls’ main source of food, has led the owls to fly further south than normal to find food. 

Unlike most owls, the snowy owl is diurnal which means they actively hunt day and night. Snowy owls love to hunt near open water so the Lake Erie shoreline would be a great place to spot this snowy visitor.

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