A snowy owl was seen preening Friday around 4:30 p.m. on a farm fencepost at the corner of Rt. 17 and Jersey St. in Addison until a raven flew in and sent the snowy flying west out of sight behind farm structures. A small flock of snow buntings was also on the ground there. A short distance along Jersey St. and the same or another snowy was on the ground not far off the road. It took off and glided only inches above the snow to another location on the ground. Beautiful to see!
Then, in Bridport around 5:00 p.m., another snowy owl was perched on a fence post on the west side of Basin Harbor Rd., a little north of Middle Rd. It dropped down to the ground and back up to the post twice, possibly seeking prey, though we couldn't see if it got anything. It then flew to another few posts further away from the road until out of view.
Hyde Park, VT