12/02/13 Snowy Owl

Posted: December 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

Snowy Owls in New Jersey are a rarity. But, this year several sightings have been reported along the Jersey Shore. Sandy Hook, Island Beach State Park, and Forsythe Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville are a few of the locations. On Monday morning, I headed to Forsythe to try to find one. I did locate two Snowy Owls there, but they where too far away to photograph. On my way home I decided to give Island Beach a shot. I was trekking through the sand heading to the inlet about two miles away where it was last spotted. Along the way I just happened to look over my right shoulder and sitting on a dune directly in the sunlight was the shadow of the Snowy Owl. I couldn’t believe how lucky I got. The rest was magic for me.  These moments in nature don’t come very often.

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  1. Ken Curtis says:

    Outstanding, Ray. Your perseverance paid off well.

  2. Sharon and Glenn says:

    Snowy Owl perfect for the season, thanks for sharing a glimpse at a rare and beautiful creature.
    Happy Holidays!

  3. Lorraine says:

    Simply beautiful !

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