A new predator has emerged for a little shorebird in our region, the piping plover.
Snowy owls often spend time out on Great Lakes beaches in the winter. It’s a good habitat for them. But something unexpected happened this year.
Vince Cavalieri is the piping plover coordinator with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
“It became very apparent early this year that there were a lot of snowy owls still being seen,” he says.
He says the owls hung around later than usual.