Okay ... I know that this is not technically a Snowy Owl ... but it is an Owl and it was Snowy!
I was SO excited to see this fella just outside our window yesterday afternoon. I LOVE owls - they fascinate me. I collected them back in the 70's ... owl EVERYTHING.
In my entire life, I have only seen two live owls in the 'wilds'. In 1974, we had a tiny, wee, white owl sitting on our window sill in the city - and then yesterday, this guy. I took this from the house & then went outside to try and get a better shot, but he was gone.
Thirty five years between sightings.