The Seattle Times

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Snowy owls invade 'south'; cold affects waterfowl

A snowy owl rests on a ledge of a building in Washington, D.C. Reports from tens of thousands of bird-counting volunteers show a southern invasion of Arctic-dwelling snowy owls has spread to 25 states, and frigid cold is causing unusual movements of waterfowl.