This male Snowy Owl was photographed on 1/6/2012 at the South Shore Yacht Club pier in Bayview, Wisconsin

This male Snowy Owl was photographed on 1/6/2012 at the South Shore Yacht Club breakwater in Bayview, Wisconsin

This female Snowy Owl was photographed on 12/12/2012 at the South Shore Yacht Club pier

This female Snowy Owl was photographed on 12/12/2012 at the South Shore Yacht Club pier

This female Snowy owl was photographed at the Coast Guard Impoundment on Lake Michigan in Bayview, Wisconsin

This female Snowy owl was photographed at the Coast Guard Impoundment on Lake Michigan in Bayview, Wisconsin

This female Snowy Owl was photographed on 12/14/2012 at the South Shore Yacht Club pier

This female Snowy Owl was photographed on 12/14/2012 at the South Shore Yacht Club pier

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The male Snowy Owl is a large white owl with a large round head yellow eyes, and a flecked or barred appearance. The female Snowy Owl has a darker appearance than the male. It is one of the few owls that can be seen during the daytime, however its distance is usually from afar. The range is the Arctic; circumpolar. In the winter it comes southward to Canada and the northern United States. It has a habitat of prairies, fields, marshes, beaches, dunes, breakwaters, and shorelines. It feeds on a variety of mammal prey such as lemmings, voles, squirrels, and birds.

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