Verification of Unusual Sight Record
For Utah

Rec. # 201

Common name:

Snowy Owl

Scientific name: Bubo scandiacus
Date: Dec 2,2011
Time: 2:58 PM
Length of time observed: 4 minutes
Number: 1
Age: ?
Sex: ?
Location: Antelope Island Causeway
County: Davis
Elevation: 4200
Distance to bird: 100 feet
Optical equipment: Nikon D300 500 F 1:4
Weather: Cloudy
Light Conditions: medium
Description:        Size of bird: 23 Inches
(Description:)       Basic Shape: Owl
(Description:)  Overall Pattern: White with pattern
(Description:)            Bill Type: Owl
Field Marks and
Identifying Characteristics:
White with dark pattern.

(see photo)

Song or call & method of delivery: None heard
Behavior: Ravens chased away from causeway to the north.
Habitat: Open water and sagebrush.
Similar species and how
were they eliminated:
Previous experience with
this & similar species:
References consulted: Photo and already new what it was by previous referance.
Description from:  
Observer: Earl Nelson
Observer's address: 3520s 4700w West Haven, Utah
Observer's e-mail address:
Other observers who independently identified this bird: Son Clinton Nelson
Date prepared: January 20 2012
Additional material: Photos on request  (My son and I both took photos of Owl)