Never in a million years would I ever image to see a Snowy Owl in downtown Omaha. Better yet- at our convention center where I was competing with my dog in agility. And to make the story even better.... sitting on a light right there at the entrance, for hundreds of people to see. I immediately sent the news to the Nebraska Birds yahoo group... and luckily, many birders were able to the see the owl. Some others set up a scope next to the convention center at a park, and they saw the bird from there. (without paying the $8 parking fee!) It was a 1 in a million experience to be this close to a pretty chill (no pun intended) Snowy Owl. The owl was identified as a first-year female.