A friend called the other day and indicated that Syracuse had some Urban Visitors.  Three snowy owls were spotted close to home.  We took a trek out to the site and with a little perseverance and a little luck, came upon one of the owls.  My friend allowed me to borrow his 600mm lens in order to obtain the following pictures.  We did not wish to get too close to frighten the animal.  Note the images were cropped some more in order for the owl to appear closer than it was.

snowy owl preens self

preening

snowy owl perched on a roof

Perched

take-off of snowy owl

take-off

snowy owl prepares to fly

snowy owl

snowy owl by bridge embankment

urban visitor