A rare Florida visitor, indeed!
A Snowy Owl has taken up residence at a state park near Jacksonville, Florida for a little over a week. This is reported to be only the 3rd ever confirmed Snowy Owl sighting in Florida.
I made the trip to see the Snowy Owl at Little Talbot Island State Park on Friday morning. The owl was hunkered down on a dune, a good distance away from the viewing crowd.
It was a chilly (by Florida standards) morning with strong winds blowing 20+ mph. The owl remained still most of the time that I was there, occasionally preening or stretching.