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April Swenson, Managing Broker at
Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers

Cell / Text: 360-589-2777       aswenson25@juno.com
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Ocean Shores, WA Real Estate


Snowy White Owls Visit Ocean Shores
Ocean Shores, WA



April 6, 2012 ~ I was able to view 2 more owls sitting in their nest of some large driftwood logs in the middle of the flat dune area out on Damon Point/Protection Island on this day.

Click on Video Tour to see my video of the Snowy White Owls.


** See more pictures and another video by scrolling down. **







January 8, 2012 ~ While walking around Damon Pt State Park/Protection Island, I was able to view in person the rare sightings of the Snowy White Owls, which were nesting in the Dunes of Damon Pt State Park/Beach. They were attracted to this dune area because of the lack of population and it is similar to their native habitat. These large and beautiful birds nest in the open spaces of the Arctic Tundra ~ Canada, Alaska and Eurasia. They winter south through Canada and Eurasia, so seeing them this far south is a rare occurrence. The adult male is almost all white, but females and young owls have some dark scalloping. In my pictures below, notice the heavily-feathered taloned feet. Many others were down at the beach enjoying the gorgeous sunny day and taking pictures of these rare sightings of this majestic owl.

Click on Video Tour to see my video of the Snowy White Owls.









An Owl flying away.


 





Someone taking a picture of the owl in its nest.

Snowy White Owl in its nest.



April Swenson, Managing Broker & CRS
Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers ~ Ocean Shores, WA

Cell / Text:   360-589-2777
Fax: 360-289-3941
aswenson25@juno.com              www.OceanShoresInfo.com