|Photo by Sam Bland|
As our neighbors to the north are currently drenched in snow, we have no snow to report here on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. However, recent sightings of a Snowy Owl have birders and nature enthusiasts excited about its appearance. It has been a number of years since the last sighting of this beautiful bird along the coast of North Carolina. They have usually not traveled this far south, so there is no wonder the excitement level is high for those who track this bird!