Sorry no pictures of snowy owl!

by Cathy
(London, Ontario, Canada)

A sighting, two actually!

Pack Road, London, Ontario, during the cold snap December 2013 - January 2014

First sighting: very cold but sunny morning, top of the tree watching for rodents, windy and so feathers were moving, but he was all white with only a few darker markings.

I was driving by fairly close, spotted him and he heard me and turned to look but then turned back to his task. He didn't fly away.

I was so excited because I've only ever seen a few owls and from a further distance and never a Snowy white Owl.

I turned the car around and drove slowly past again just to see those white feathers. God's nature at it's best! Thrilling!

2nd sighting: 8:00 pm-ish, same area on Pack Road, it was dark but the snow made it still easy to see. It was about 2 weeks later than the first sighting. I was driving a friend home and we were chatting.

I then just noticed out the passenger window a sudden movement and then slowed the car and looked out the drivers side to see what I believe was the same white owl swoop up over the car and the road and land atop the hydro robot.

Now I look for him every time I drive that route. :)

Totally awesome!

Thank you so much for telling us about your Owl encounter - just the other day, I spoke to a young man in London, who has seen two on Wellington Road, between London and St Thomas, so they are around here for the winter.

Thanks again!

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Jan 19, 2014
Snowy Owl near Bright
by: Sara

Hi, I was driving along in snow-squally (not a real word, but you know what I mean) weather and suddenly saw a very large white bird flying. I remember thinking, "WOW!!! WHAT was THAT?!?!" I slowed down and watched and it landed on a telephone pole. I realized it was a Snowy Owl!! I think that may be the first time I've ever seen one. I am so excited!! It was near Bright, Ontario. Sara from Innerkip

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