I know that I’ve recently been writing a lot about Snowy Owls, but this is truly one of the most amazing irruption years for this species that I’ve ever seen. I’ve had so much fun following all of the reports that I just can’t help but to write about them! On my last update, I’d seen several Snowy Owls in Michigan and northern Indiana, but none of them had been very close to home. Around mid-day yesterday, a local birder found a Snowy Owl in the very northern part of my home county! It was less than 30 minutes away, so my brother and I decided to run over there right away to see if we could find it.
Once we arrived, we quickly found the Snowy Owl perched up on a corn stalk. (Appropriate for Indiana – right?) Over the next 30 minutes, the owl flew around the field multiple times and perched in several different places. While it never got very close, I managed to get a few photos of the bird.