Snowy Owl - Nyctea scandica- One of the larger owls of North America, they derive there name from their snow white
appearance and the environment they live. They nest during the short Arctic summers usually
on the ground. They feed on a variety of prey from, voles and lemmings, to rabbits and birds.
Male birds will be almost pure white, while females will retain some black markings. Snowy Owl, Nyctea scandiaca