Ingrid and I were driving home from a short and disappointing birding outing to Butler Head (lots of Scaups and Golden Eyes at a distance) when we saw a large bird take the to sky not far from our Subaru Outback. At first glance we thought it was an Eagle or Hawk and then we realized it was an Owl . . . a Snowy Owl . . . the first one of the season.
A few others have been reported in Maine . . . so it’s not the first . . . but a real thrill for us both.