Wild New Jersey Exclusive: Typically arctic snowy owl spotted on NJ beach in summertime
A snowy owl spotted among debris on the beach.
Photo courtesy of Pete Yuschak
A birder was out walking the Caven Point beachfront during the Liberty Golf Tournament, and came across an unexpected arctic blast. One of the snowy owls that spent the winter in the urban metropolitan area decided to stick around all year. Pete Yuschak took this shot and sent it to Michael Britt, an expert birder who has observed many of the snowy owls that visit the Meadowlands and Liberty State Park during the winters throughout the past decade. Britt mentioned that snowy owls have lingered at Boston's Logan Airport until July in past years, but this summertime sighting appears to be a first for New Jersey.