A Snowy Owl spends the summer in southern Maine and New Hampshire
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There have been a number of Snowy Owl records this year through late-spring and summer in southern Maine and New Hampshire, and it seems they may all involve the same large, mostly white individual. Details of the plumage pattern seems very consistent between the 3 main locations it was reported.
Despite a difficult (and hot!) summer it appears this bird is doing alright, and now is even making a decent reorientation to the northwest and hopefully heading back toward proper Snowy Owl latitudes. However, it seems the bird was captured by rehabbers in New Hampshire and taken into their care. I truly wish this owl the best, and hope it can be released and continue northward. The composite photo above compares the owl from Pennellville (1), Drakes Beach (2), and New Hampshire (3) and the map shows the path of this owl’s summer travels. I shamelessly grabbed those images off eBird/Macauley Library and I appreciate how many people uploaded photos of this beautiful Snowy Owl during its little adventure. Northern NH and Canadian birders: keep an eye out for this bird!