Snowy Owls have returned

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 November 2015 at 12:00 am









Photos courtesy of Ben Jones

CARLTON – Ben Jones of Kendall sighted a Snowy Owl standing on the edge of Sawyer Road in Carlton Saturday evening. Jones had his phone camera and used it to get these pictures at night.

“It was pitch dark and couldn’t get too close before he’d fly off again,” Jones said.

The Snowy Owls have been a popular phenomenon in this area the past two winters with sightings all over Western New York.

The owl has a wingspan of five feet. It nests in the Arctic tundra and usually winters south through Canada.