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Owl is a rare occurance in California. This was taken just north-east
of San Francisco (Solano County) in January of 2006. The previous
records of Snowy Owls in CA were in the Snowy Owl invasion of 1916-17,1966-67,
1973-74 (when at least 43 Snowy Owls were found in the state and the
largest flight of Snowy Owls on record, or at least since 1896-97
when "flocks" were in the state), and 1977-78 when 3 to
4 showed up in the far north-west.