Scenes from the 2017-2018 Snowy Owl irruption

Snowy Owl

On November 22, this owl landed just a few yards in front of Kenneth Bishop while he was watching gulls in South Haven, Michigan, on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan. “In order to take this photo with my Canon PowerShot 530sx HS, I actually had to step back from the bird,” he wrote. “I snapped a few photos, and unsure if I should move away from the bird, I decided to stay put. The owl didn’t seem stressed and it hung out with me for a few minutes.” Bishop added that the experience was “one of my most memorable birding moments.”

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