I heard that there were snowy owls at the coast and the pictures I saw of them caught my wonder. They looked like beautiful creatures. The weather promised to be fair at the coast, so, even though I was sick, we drove the 2 hours to see them. During the walk I was able to count nine different birds. They seemed in bewilderment about all the people with their cameras large and small. I was in amazement upon seeing them. They sat half asleep while every so often rotating their heads in a complete view of their surroundings. Every so often one would yawn, open their eyes, take a look, and decide that sleep was more important.
The owls I saw all were either immature or female. If I understand correctly, the more mature birds can turn entirely white.
Sick or not, it was a beautiful sight to behold these gorgeous birds. Hope you enjoy the pictures.