Many of you know that there is an almost unprecedented irruption of Snowy Owls this year. All along the Great Lakes area and New England the Snowy Owls are everywhere. They are most often seen in areas that look similar to the tundra, including sandy coasts and airports. This year the Snowy Owls have traveled much further south than usual.
In fact, there have been several sightings right here in Transylvania county. Birders from across the south-east have come here for a chance to see one of these birds, a lifer for many.
This one first seen on December 7
Photo by M Simpson
And this one on December 8
Photo by D. Womack
And this one also on December 8
Photo by J Griggs
And this one on December 9
Photo by W. Thomas
So Hedwig and his brothers have been sighted multiple times but so far no one has seen Harry.
Last week New York officials shot and killed three Snowy Owls at JFK Airport. After a massive protest by the birding world, they wisely decided to trap and relocate them instead.
To see a map of the Snowy Owl irruption click here. You will note that a Snowy Owl has been spotted even in Burmuda.