Snowy owls are doing some unusual things again this year.
The last two winters, people in Michigan saw a lot of them. There were big migrations of owls called irruptions – that’s when they fly south from their breeding grounds in the Arctic.
This year, researchers don’t expect those big numbers again, but they are surprised by how early owls are arriving.
Most snowy owls start arriving here in the middle of November into December, but owls started showing up in the Great Lakes region in mid-October this year.