A rare and stunning snowy owl has been spotted in a California neighborhood, causing excitement among birdwatchers and photographers. The bird’s appearance is remarkable, as snowy owls usually migrate to the frozen Minnesota tundra during winter.
This is the first evidence of an individual from this species in Southern California in over a century. Experts speculate on how the bird may have found its way to Cypress, with some suggesting that it may have been blown off-course by recent storms or hitched a ride on a freighter ship.
The sighting has attracted birdwatchers from across the region, providing an opportunity for them to add this rare species to their “Big Year” sightings list.