And very polite in their alertness, it must be said. We were
<[log in to unmask]> clearly making trouble for them but they seemed perfectly willing to
tolerate us. Their first two visits happened in the course of their
normal patrolling, but after their third stop when they mentioned that
they had received calls about us, we decided to move out of their area.
On Sun, 3 Feb 2013 09:23:28 -0500, Jane Stein <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
FYI about the deputy sheriffs-- there was just a big article in the
> Addison Independent about a rash of break-ins and burglaries in
> northern Addison County, specifically mentioning Addison town among
> others, so people (and deputy sheriffs) are surely very much on alert.
> On 2/3/2013 5:37 AM, Ian A. Worley wrote:
> > With last evening producing calm winds and brilliant stars, Ron Payne
> > and I sought owls at a number of locations. Saw three species and heard
> > one.
> > Early enough to see its coloration a Short-eared Owl flew over fields
> > south and west of the end of Gage Road in Addison. The tinkling songs
> > of a couple Horned Larks said goodby to the end of twilight viewing.
> > Later, trolling slowly along Grandey Road in Addison, we saw a blur of
> > wings ahead disappear into a roadside row of trees. Upon stopping we
> > found and then watched the Eastern Screech Owl keeping track of us no
> > more than 15 feet away on a branch.
> > Only a few minutes thereafter, on Townline Road (Addison/Bridport) a
> > Barred Owl posed nicely above on a utility wire.
> > Having experienced, thus far in the evening, three occasions when
> > someone pulled over, stopped, and inquired what we were doing parked
> > along a back road ---- we decided to leave town, and get on the other
> > side of Snake Mountain into Weybridge and Cornwall. Our questioners
> > were deputy sheriffs. We vowed to end our evening ventures, and to
> > return to early morning owling when vigilant residents are more likely
> > sleeping, and less likely passing by our stopped car while dialing 911.
> > Several stops later on Morse Road in Cornwall, by fields just north of
> > the Cornwall Swamp, we found the fourth species of the evening, a
> > Great-horned Owl calling in the quiet distance.
> > Ian
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