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Updated: April 20, 2014

Okay, we might call this edition of Montpelier Wild “East Montpelier Wild” (but close enough). This Snowy Owl, which I photographed on April 19, was still around Easter Morning. Find it along Towne Hill Road in East Montpelier, in the vicinity of David Blosser Designs, whose sign you can see along Towne Hill. (Or just look for the crowd of bird watchers.)  A farmer in the area reports that the owl has been around for about a week. Lin Syz discovered it Saturday. Way to go, Lin! After visiting us in record numbers this winter, Snowy Owls are probably moving north, which means they could show up about anywhere.

By the way, here’s my essay in Aeon Magazine about finding humility among Snowy Owls this winter. And here’s a photo from earlier in the day Saturday, in poor light (and rain).


  1. michele clark says:

    I am hoping to see in this afternoon.

  2. Marcia says:

    I saw this owl yesterday!!

  3. trish says:

    Such a beautiful, pure.Wise creature..owels are my favorite. Thank you kindly for sharing.

  4. Rosanne M. Gray says:

    What a beautiful bird. Glade they are in Vermont. Thank you for the photos. I will try to find him and show my grandchildren, they would be thrilled.

  5. Miciah Bay Gault says:

    This bird is such a looker! I so hope to see it.

  6. Christine says:

    Beautiful. Wish I’d seen it! Instead, I’ve been chasing white plastic bags for two winters. No snowys at all. :~(

  7. Susan says:

    Snowy, indeed.

  8. davistribe says:

    Why would the snowy owl leave, when it is clear winter is going to go on forever here?

  9. Carolyn says:

    Absolutely fabulous photo!

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