Snowy Owl (Hedwig vs Raven?)
Okay, not really. We made that part up.
But, birders across Humboldt have been thrilled with the unusual sight of a snowy owl on the South Spit. (Not quite as thrilled as Harry Potter fans would be at the thought of a new movie but pretty close!) These handsome hooters normally breed in the Arctic and migrate to Canada and the northernmost states but, rarely, do they come as far south as this one has.
Birders are particularly thrilled because they were just treated to a great grey owl unexpectedly in the area. (See here for photos.)
Thanks to local photographer, Ann Constantino, for sharing her photos of the snowy owl with us. See some of her videos here.