Monday, February 6, 2012

Scientists baffled at mass migration of snowy owls to continental U.S. - with some spotted as far south as Texas

These are the snowy owls attracting quite a crowd of onlookers across America as an ‘unbelievable’ mass migration continues to grow.

Bird enthusiasts are reporting rising numbers of the Arctic birds winging into the lower 48 states this winter in a mass southern migration.

Some states as far south as Texas are reporting sightings of the bird that is as white as the driven snow.

Fosters.com reported that one snowy owl has even made it to Hawaii.

Thousands of the snow-white birds have been spotted from coast to coast, feeding in farmlands in Idaho, roosting on rooftops in Montana, gliding over golf courses in Missouri and soaring over shorelines in Massachusetts.

Greater competition this year for food in the Far North by the booming bird population may have then driven mostly younger, male owls much farther south than normal. Read More