Fantastic, I'm so glad you got to see him. HOpe others did too,
> On a whim we went to Slang Road to see if the
> Happy Holidays Birders.
> On a whim we went to Slang Road to see if the snowy was still present. We
> didn't see him there. However, at 12:30, we spotted him south of the
> Access on Jersey Street in a plowed field on the east side of the road.
> At first glance, he looks like a clump of snow. Until, of course, you
> think about the lack of snow right now. He is very beautiful and made my
> Happy Birding.
> Jen Brown
> From: Pat Folsom <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Friday, December 23, 2011 8:19 PM
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Snowy in Panton
> Hi Birders,
> Today I took a friend and went in search of the Snowy Owl reported by Jim
> Mead and Ian Worley yesterday. We had no luck at the Spaulding Bay (end
> of Turkey Lane) location. On the way back to Vergennes on Panton Rd, I
> decided to drive Slang Road to check out the fields where birders saw so
> many plovers and sandpipers this fall.
> As we crested the hill after crossing the bridge, we saw a Snowy Owl in
> the only large tree on the right, before the farm buildings on the right.
> Unfortunately, there was a car approaching from the opposite direction and
> the bird flew, landing first on the back edge of the biggest barn on the
> right, then moving to the front area where there are some new timbers and
> a ladder leaning against the building. We drove down to the driveway to
> the barns and parked. The bird sat there for about 5 minutes, then flew
> over us and landed on the roadside, very close to the tree where we first
> saw him. We inched closer to him for a few minutes, but he eventually
> flew south toward West Rd.
> We saw the bird about 3:15 PM. Good luck finding this Snowy. I hope
> someone sees this beauty.
> My photos are not great, will see if friend Pat has better ones.
> Happy birding and holidays,
> Pat in Waitsfield
> PS - The Red-throated Loon was easily seen at Charlotte Town Beach earlier
> in the afternoon.