Nothing says winter in northern Minnesota like our very special northern Owls that move down into Minnesota in the winter time.
Like this Northern Hawk Owl. I got these photos a couple years ago when there was a Hawk Owl irruption. Many Hawk Owls were moving south that winter and they were plentiful around northern St Louis County.
Some species of Owl have what are called “false eyes” on the back of their head. I wonder why some Owls have them.