At the beginning of March I learned there were snowy owls not more than ten miles from my home in Janesville, Wisconsin. In fact, they had been here since November, and I did not know. On receiving this news, I immediately grabbed my camera and headed out to the solid white tundra that had been last summer’s corn fields in search of the owls. Thankfully, this has been the coldest March on record so the owls were still here, basking in the sub-zero temperatures. Fortunately, I was able to photograph three separate owls, each on a different day. I also took pictures of a few small birds that I previously thought were sparrows. It turns out that they are horned larks. Here are a few photos.