‘Sad ending to a very popular bird’: Snowy Owl found dead

One of the most photographed birds in Kansas this winter, a snowy owl that faithfully staked out a territory and stayed in that location along the Butler-Harvey county line, has died. The bird was struck by a vehicle sometime Wednesday morning.

“It is a sad ending,” said Wichita birder Paul Griffin, who visited the owl more than two dozen times within the past three months, creating nearly three hours of videos of the bird.

Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) - the Butler County snowy owl that hundreds of people this winter drove to and photographed has died, apparently struck by a vehicle

Read full article, which was written by Beccy Tanner and published by the Wichita Eagle

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