Friday, January 20, 2012

Ocean Shores News: Rare Sightings of the Snowy White Owl in Ocean Shores, WA


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.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ocean Shores News: Snow at the Beach (Yes, Another Snow Storm) ~ January 18, 2012


Another Snow Storm Hits the Coast

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.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ocean Shores News: Snow at the Beach ~ January 15-16, 2012


Snow At The Beach

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 :-)

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