Whooodunit? Snowy owls, apparently. After one was sucked into an airplane turbine, the species has been added to a list of birds that ‘wildlife specialists’ kill to protect planes from bird strikes. The Port Authority doesn’t give a hoot about the lives of snowy owls. The agency that oversees the city’s airports has added the […]
A rare sighting of a snowy owl has been made in the Cairngorms. The birds of prey are native to Arctic regions, including parts of Norway and North America. The snowy owl in the Cairngorms was seen on 18 February and reported on the nature website iSpot earlier on Tuesday. RSPB Scotland said that to […]
Grab forty winks. Saw logs. For a species that’s habitually short on shut-eye, we humans sure have come up with myriad ways to talk about it. We also spend a lot of time and money studying sleep, or the lack thereof. Yet, in spite of decades of inquiry, researchers still don’t have a good fix […]
NATURE takes an intimate look at the snowy owl, a bird made popular by Harry Potter’s faithful companion, Hedwig. “Snowies” stand out for their magical beauty, intelligence and charm. Viewers discover that these strikingly beautiful Arctic owls have a range of skills far more impressive than those required of magical messengers.