Snowy Owl Landing at Nest (6356)

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A female Snowy Owl's brood patch is visible as she returns to the nest.<br />
Like many owls, Snowy Owl females are much larger than males.  It is believed that this size allows them to more effectively keep the young warm, and makes them better defenders of the nest.
A female Snowy Owl's brood patch is visible as she returns to the nest.
Like many owls, Snowy Owl females are much larger than males. It is believed that this size allows them to more effectively keep the young warm, and makes them better defenders of the nest.

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