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Snowy Owls add intrigue to the landscape

Staff Reports Posted 5 December 2014 at 12:00 am

KENDALL – Readers have been sending photos of Snowy Owls to Orleans Hub in the last two weeks after sending many last winter when Snowy Owls were here in a historic migration, perhaps the biggest in a half century.

All of those photos included one Snowy Owl, until Thursday when Vince Flow of Kendall saw three in a corn field on Lakeshore Road in Kendall.

Flow snapped the picture of two Snowy Owls in the top picture.

This Snowy Owl was near the other two.

“This morning I found three all in the same cut corn field,” Flow said in an email on Thursday. “Awesome sight.”

Pam Moore of Barre also got a photo of a Snowy Owl late last month in Batavia at the Genesee County Airport. Moore said she saw two owls at the same time in Batavia.

“The one would not come out of the fence and hung close to the runways but the other one came outside of the fence for a few minutes and I was able to snap a few pictures!”

Peggy Barringer of Albion took this picture of a Snowy Owl at the airport in Batavia late last month.

“It was way off in the distance and I zoomed as much as I could,” she said. “It sat there on an orange cone for a long time, though, looking to and fro.”