[Mnbird] Great Horned Owl unusual color

Joachim Huber huber.joachim73 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 3 19:09:41 CDT 2017


I spotted the owl in the woods off Regent Ave north of Bass Lake road, in
by the ball fields. It was in trees along the path in between marsh and the
woods

On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 7:04 PM, Joachim Huber <huber.joachim73 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Walking at MAC Park in Brooklyn Center today I was surprised, when I
> turned the corner into the woods that skirts the marsh, by a large owl. It
> looked almost white but I didn't think a snowy owl could be in the
> woods(actually I did call Sylvia Winkleman and tell her I saw a snowy but I
> called her right back when it changed position to a different tree and
> realized the color was more light gray than white.) The thing that really
> surprised me was that the space around the eyes was white or nearly white,
> (between the eyes and the black curved (   ) lines outlining the face). The
> owl was very light in color. I've never seen this color on a great horned
> owl before. Sylvia came along and confirmed it was a great horned owl. It
> moved to another tree a few minutes later, just overlooking the south
> boardwalk, and was immediately harassed by a cooper's hawk.
>
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