Winter Hunter
Winter Hunter
Location:  Hinckley, MN Image ID:  M0061
Date:  Thursday, February 24th, 2005 Photographer:  John Carlson

Notes:  An unusual treat for bird-watchers has been the influx of the Great Gray Owl to the meadows and swamps of north central Minnesota. Normally residents of Canada and the Arctic Circle, this year owls migrated south for the winter due to a decline in the vole population.