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Readers share more Snowy Owl pics

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 January 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Charles Price

Charles Price took these photos of a Snowy Owl last Sunday on Route 63, north of the village of Lyndonville. Price captured the owl in flight. Orleans Hub has posted a lot of Snowy Owl photos the past month, but we haven’t seen too many of the owl in action.

This has been a historic, record-breaking winter. And I’m not talking about what feels like near-constant cold.

Snowy Owls have appeared in big numbers, perhaps the biggest migration in a half century, according to bird and wildlife experts.

The owls with luminous yellow eyes are showing up in Western New York at open fields and airports. The owls generally don’t migrate below Canada. This year they have been spotted as far south as Cape Hatteras, N.C.

Dan Mawn of Holley took this photo of a Snowy Owl near the Genesee County Airport on West Saile Drive in Batavia.