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Old 03-28-2013, 03:46 PM   #11
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Default Heavy snow may be forcing boreal owls to starve

Heavy snow may be forcing boreal owls to starve
Bird species heading south to find food
CBC News
Posted: Mar 15, 2013 8:39 AM ET
Last Updated: Mar 15, 2013 8:26 AM ET

Heavy snow may be forcing boreal owls to starve - Thunder Bay - CBC News
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A wildlife biologist in Thunder Bay says the boreal owl population here has remained steady this winter even though naturalists in Minnesota say they have found many of the birds dead or ill.

Brian Ratcliff noted the owls have been leaving their normal range in search for food and have encountered heavy snow, making it hard to hunt for small rodents.
Thunder Bay orinthologist Brian Ratcliff.Thunder Bay orinthologist Brian Ratcliff. (Supplied)

“We're seeing these birds locally here and I suspect that they're having a hard time some place farther north, and thus they're moving out of the north and moving farther south,” he said...
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