Snowy Owl returns to Orleans County
YATES – Last winter there were numerous sightings of Snowy Owls in Orleans County. At least one has already been sighted with a new winter looming.
Henrietta Helsdon took this photo of a Snowy Owl today in the Town of Yates on Route 63 in the area known as the Shadigee.
The owl has a wingspan of five feet. It nests in the Arctic tundra and winters south through Canada. Usually there aren’t too many sightings in the United States.