It was a frosty -17C, but we needed to get out, so decided to check the roads around Richmond.
First we went to the Trail Road landfill, We saw two Red-tailed Hawks, both distant, so no photos were obtained.
Next we went to Rushmore Road where we spotted a Snowy Owl on a utility pole. We were just setting up for photos when it flew across the road with another vehicle in pursuit. It landed very close to the road, so we got some mediocre shots before yet another vehicle passed us and stopped in front spooking the owl. We were quite annoyed!
We carried down Rushmore, stopping to photograph a small flock of Snow Buntings near Eagleson Rd. We cruised both Brownlee and Akins without seeing anything. So we returned to Rushmore where we again spotted the same Snowy Owl on the same utility pole where we had first seen it. This time, we had a chance to get some images.