Northern snowy owls spend winter in mild B.C.
Snowy owls rest on a dead tree on the shore of Boundary Bay in Delta, B.C., on Saturday December 1, 2012. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Published Monday, December 3, 2012 9:51AM PST
Last Updated Monday, December 3, 2012 9:54AM PST
Bird lovers in Metro Vancouver are having a hoot over the appearance of about two dozen snowy owls from the Far North.
The birds are roosting for the winter in Boundary Bay regional park in Delta.
In Pictures: Snowy owls in Boundary Bay
It's the second year in a row the snowy owls have shown up -- last winter, more than 40 of them spent the winter in the park.
They'll return to the tundra in the spring for breeding season.