Rare Sightings of the Snowy White Owl
Ocean Shores, WA
January 8, 2012 ~ While walking around Damon Pt State Park/Protection Island, I was able to view in person the rare sightings of the Snowy White Owls, which were nesting in the Dunes of Damon Pt State Park/Beach. They were attracted to this dune area because of the lack of population and it is similar to their native habitat. These large and beautiful birds nest in the open spaces of the Arctic Tundra ~ Canada, Alaska and Eurasia. They winter south through Canada and Eurasia, so seeing them this far south is a rare occurrence. The adult male is almost all white, but females and young owls have some dark scalloping. In my pictures below, notice the heavily-feathered taloned feet. Many others were down at the beach enjoying the gorgeous sunny day and taking pictures of these rare sightings of this majestic owl.
Click on Video Tour to see my video of the Snowy White Owls.
January 18, 2012 ~ Another snow storm hit the Northwest today and brings more snow to the Beach. The cold rain, accompanied by the wind, was coming down throughout the day. Ocean Shores received about 6in of snow. It was so beautiful and fun to be out in the 4x4 taking pictures.
January 15-16, 2012 ~ Ocean Shores residents, including myself, woke-up to a beautiful sight of snow covering the ground on Sunday and Monday, Jan 15th and 16th. We have had a fairly nice and mild winter this year, but the beach actually saw snow these 2 days. It did melt by mid-day though. We probably received up to an inch of snow. It is reported that we are supposed to get 6-14in. of snow tonight :-)
Ocean Shores, WA...what a great place to live and invest at the Beach...23mi of freshwater Lakes and Canals; Parks; 18-hole Golf Course; the Bayshore Clubhouse; many hotels, restaurants, arcades, and shops in Downtown; and let us not forget the reason for it all...the BEACH. Enjoy free, unfettered access to our 6mi of sandy Beaches.
This is one of the last affordable and developed areas on the West Coast w/ water, power and sewer hook-ups. You would be amazed at how affordable we are.
These are just some of the reasons I moved here in Dec 2003. I was born and raised in Southern California. I graduated from UCLA in 2002 w/ a B.S. degree cum laude in Applied Math. I have been a real estate agent/broker in Ocean Shores since Sept 2004. I am glad to be a part of Coldwell Banker Ocean Shores Brokers w/ its great location...in a large building across the street from the gates/entrance into Ocean Shores w/ a large electronic sign.
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