Snowy Owl?

  1. Three times now I have spotted a very white owl flying back and forth across the field behind my house, at dawn or just after. I am by no means an expert but it looks like a snowy owl. I live in Mid Suffolk, It's extremely beautiful. Could it be a snowy owl?
  • Hi Noonic, Only an opinion but I think it's more likely to be a Barn Owl as they can appear very pale in flight and are likely to be seen early morning or late afternoon.


    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • Thanks Hazel.

    You're probably right. It's an amazing sight. I'm hoping to catch it on camera so that I can find out for sure. I'm a night owl (pardon the pun) so it may take some time!

    Kind regards,
  • Hi Nicci I agree with Hazel about it being a Barn Owl, I've just looked on Twitter and there's no mention of a Snowy Owl..but you can't rule out and escapee from somewhere.

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  • In reply to Alan.:

    Thanks Alan. There is an owl sanctuary nearby but I haven't heard of any escapee owls recently. A Barn owl is great too but a snowy owl.......!