OBSERVE SNOWY OWLS FROM A DISTANCE AND DO NOT APPROACH THEM.
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The presence of a significant number of snowy owls along the CT coastline is generating a lot of interest from those who want to see them and also possibly get a photo.
It is important to remember that these owls are far from their Arctic homes and are likely stressed and hungry. They need to find adequate food to sustain themselves, and excessive disturbance may prevent them from doing so. We have already received reports of emaciated snowy owls, as well as one found dead, likely from starvation, in Waterford.
This photograph was taken by Wildlife Division photographer Paul Fusco with a long telephoto lens.
- For more tips and to find out about how to get the right kind of equipment to observe birds from a distance, stop by the Audubon Shop at 907 Boston Post Road in Madison, CT. You can also find out more about the shop on their Facebook Page.