Blizzard - snowy owl
Blizzard arrived here at the Grouse Mountain Refuge in 2014 after being hatched in Edmonton. He is a beautiful male Snowy Owl with huge yellow eyes. Like most raptors, the males are smaller than the females and with Snowy Owls the males tend to be light in color with less dark bars or spots. Winter is Blizzard's favourite time of the year and we often have him out enjoying the cool temperatures and snow on the ground. In the wild he would eat lemmings, ptarmigan, arctic hare and other small mammals and birds. Here he loves to chow down on mice, chicken and quails.