Ian, a couple of years ago there was a Snowy Owl perched on the rooftops of
several houses in the Cider Mill development in South Burlington. It was there
for 3-4 weeks if I recall correctly. I am not sure if it was a 1st year female or
This location is pretty close to the corner of Barstow and Spear streets where
you saw the Snowy Owl. I wonder if it is the same bird as these owls have very
good longevity and the proximity of the these two locations raises the
possibility that it is not a coincidence.
I will monitor the Cider Mill in the next few days to see if the bird visits that
Here is a photo of the Snowy Owl from Jan 2009:
Ian, could you tell if the Snowy that you saw was a male of female? Thanks.
Fernando B. Corrada