Christmas Morning Snowy Owl

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Christmas Morning Snowy Owl

Postby Rick Baetsen » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:17 pm

We received about a foot of fresh snow overnight here in the Walloon Lake area of Charlevoix County. While trying to decide which vehicle to take into Christmas Mass this morning I remembered that MDOT had recently put up a new highway web cam on US131 on Short's Hill. When checking it on the computer I saw that the county had the highway well plowed but also something else caught my attention. There perched atop a utility pole was a Snowy Owl. There was some debate within the family members as to if it indeed was an owl or just snow on top the pole. The travel into town confirmed that it was a Snowy Owl.

Nice to have one so close to home on Christmas Morning.

Daughter Amy saved a screenshot and if successful I will add it to this message.

Rick Baetsen
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Re: Christmas Morning Snowy Owl

Postby Bill Grigg » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:20 pm

Species #1 on your 'MDOT highway webcam' list!!

Nice to have the family present to remind us of what Christmas is all about!

The best to you all - Bill G.
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