A couple of days before the blizzard, I decided to do a drive-thru of the industrial park where I often see Snowy Owls. I’d been doing this three times a week for the last month to no avail. My trips had been so fruitless that I didn’t even get my camera out of its bag. On this day, however, my luck changed as a large, heavily-barred female Snowy Owl sat atop a light pole. She kept her bright yellow eyes trained on me at times, but mostly she watched the empty fields below for prey. Always exciting to see this beautiful bird.