[CT Birds] Snowy Owl stress
cwood022 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 14:16:15 EST 2016
Timely, National Audubon is just now highlighting the real stress facing owls (and other birds):
> They migrate across continents. Hunt with determination and might. Adapt to changing habitats and weather conditions.
> But there are some hazards—especially climate change—that birds can’t survive without our help.
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> A top predator of the Arctic, the Snowy Owl has little defense against a warming world. During breeding season, this raptor feeds almost exclusively on mouse-like lemmings whose population cycles have been disrupted by climate change. The result? A deleterious domino effect that often leaves Snowy Owls scrambling for food … unable to raise as many healthy chicks each summer … and struggling to survive.
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