MONTREAL - A traffic camera has captured remarkable images of a snowy owl taking flight in western Montreal.
The photos of the bird were taken on Jan. 3 along Highway 40. Quebec transport minister Robert Poeti posted the spectacular images on his Twitter page Thursday.
Poeti’s tweet reads: “Magnificent snowy owl picked up by surveillance cameras of the road network on the A-40 in the West of MTL.”
Barbara Frei, director of the McGill Bird Observatory, told the CBC that the bird may have been looking for a place to perch:
The sighting is especially meaningful for Canadians because the snowy owl is the official national symbol of Quebec.