Owls make appearance in Kendall

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 1 January 2014 at 12:00 am

Vince Flow of Kendall captured this closeup of a Snowy Owl in Kendall on Christmas. Three days later he took another picture of the majestic creature (below).

There have been numerous Snowy Owl sightings in Western New York in December, including several in Orleans County. The owls typically aren’t seen in the United States. Their presence this winter has a created a stir, especially among bird watchers.

Patty Longrod of Kendall took a picture of a Snowy Owl on West Kendall Road in early December. She said it was in a field owned by Kludt Brothers Farm.

“It was an amazing sight to see sitting out in the field and luckily I had my camera in my purse,” Longrod wrote in an email. “It flew off as I approached and I was amazed by how big it really was.”

Outside of Kendall, Deanna Baker took this one of a Snowy Owl in Lyndonville on Dec. 29. It’s on top of a telephone pole on Route 63 , near Rt. 18.

(If you get any good photos of a Snowy Owl, send it to us at news@orleanshub.com. Please note the day you took it and the location.)