|SNOWY OWL...A VISITOR FROM THE TUNDRA|
|CHANNEL FREEZING OVER...VIEW FROM RED CLIFF, BASSWOOD ISLAND IN THE DISTANCE|
Friday (posted 8:00 PM Thursday evening). 22 degrees F, wind E, with moderate gusts. The sky was overcast at sunset. It has been snowing off and on, the humidity 92%. The barometer is 29.65" and mostly steady or beginning to rise. We are leaving for Texas for a few weeks tomorrow morning and will post along the way, or while there, when we can and have subjects of interest.
I was lucky to spot a visitor from the far north today; a snowy owl. It was sitting on a telephone pole on Hwy. 13, just north of the roundabout with Hw. 2. Perhaps it blew down on a storm front, or there is a shortage of food in the far north. Whatever the reason, it was obviously here to hunt rodents, perched as it was high above the adjacent marshland.