A visitor not often seen

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Last year our region was stuck by wildfires. Many acres of forest burned and required a  lot of assistance from neighboring countries to help extinguish it.

This past winter, we saw an increase in Great Gray Owl sightings. I for one witnessed this during one of my aurora expeditions when a Great Gray Owl flew right in front of me. They are not uncommon around these parts, but there has been an increase in the numbers and I can only assume this is due to the fires we had last summer which destroyed a lot of the forests and burned the ground. This of course would mean that the main diet of forest mice and shrews were either killed or displaced due to lack of cover from the forest moss. Whatever the reason, it’s nice to see these majestic birds take residence near to us.

My friend called me up…

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