A snowy owl is shown Saturday north of Awater where local wildlife artist Shalese Sands of Willmar located the bird. She was able to shoot hundreds of photos that she will use for reference in a future painting. Snowy owls have been spotted this year in large numbers in the Midwest and across the U.S. (Submitted photo by Shalese Sands)
Snowy owls sighted in Kandiyohi County, many other areas in U.S. this year
WILLMAR — Local birdwatchers have sighted snowy owls in Kandiyohi County, which is thousands of miles from the birds’ traditional home range above the Arctic Circle.
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