Our Sunday visit from a snowy owl.

What an unexpected surprise on a Sunday morning! A snowy owl is perched across the street from our house, so I had to take some pictures.

We’ve been keeping an eye on this girl all morning. At 8am, when I left to get the family some breakfast, our next door neighbor alerted me to the snowy owl sitting across the street on another neighbor’s roof. That neighbor no longer lives in the house, so I suppose it’s as quiet a place as any in the middle of the ‘burbs for a bird to stop.

As of 2pm, the bird is still sitting right there. Why, we don’t know. People tell me it’s normal, but she was getting harried by crows earlier and never moved. She’s still alert, with her head on a swivel. But not going anywhere. Such a beautiful bird, we wish her the best!

By Tommy Belknap

Owner, developer, editor of DragonFlyEye.Net, Tom Belknap is also a freelance journalist for The 585 lifestyle magazine. He lives in the Rochester area with his wife and son.