|Snowy Owl by Gary Gendreau/Fotos by Frenchy|
The Snowy is being seen along Route 1 near the Van Buren/Cyr Plantation town line. Gary Gendreau got this nice picture of the owl as it sat in a windbreak tree last Saturday.
Snowy Owls will show up in winter in northern Maine when food is limited in the north. Our last big incursion came during the winter of 2008-2009. With widespread and early reports around New England already, it seems like this may be a good winter for them too.
Certainly the exceptionally warm weather and NO snowcover makes it much easier for birders to detect them right now. Go find one!