Imagine my excitement in finding my first Snowy Owl in late November 2017, spotted on the ground near a fence, in southeast Michigan.
What a magnificent bird to see in person!
No snow was on the ground, so it made searching for the owl a bit easier.
When I first spotted the white clump near the fence, I thought it was white plastic bag, caught in the wire.
I took a closer look through my binoculars to see it wasn’t a bag, but a Snowy Owl staring at me.
Six weeks later, it’s the beginning of January. Almost seven inches of snow is on the ground, with piles of snow covering the landscape.
And I managed to catch another look at the Snowy Owl.