Snowy Owls make a yearly appearance in northern Illinois but most of the sightings are around the Chicago area. In fact, the last accepted record in our count, Winnebago, was some twenty years past by the airport.
So when we got a call that one was not far from home, we excitedly made the trek to see it for ourselves. What a thrill to see such a beautiful bird, even if was trying to hide in the snow.
The above photo was taken several hundred feet away on the road [only a 300mm lens so not the best photo].