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.