It was dozing off from time to time
After it moved closer to the water
Blends in so well
The HD video! (also available here)
Here are some of Twan's magnificent photos...those eyes and talons!
And a few from Frank Mantlik...
Relative location to the lighthouse
Check out this timely eBird article on the big fall and soon to be winter Snowy Owls have been having and to learn more about the species! http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/got-snowies
Stratford Point is an excellent spot for them as it provides an open habitat full of small mammals. This was such a cooperative bird, allowing great looks for everyone who visited while we gave it enough room so as not to stress it out. It may stick around a few days or it may move on tonight - we will have to see tomorrow. If you visit and cannot find it, walk slowly and quietly to the revetment wall surrounding the site. Look along it and out on the breakwater in the mouth of the Housatonic, and check any perches, from trees to poles.
Video © Scott Kruitbosch; Photos © Scott Kruitbosch, Twan Leenders, and Frank Mantlik