hey larry, lucky you, you got to see a snowy. if you are ever heading out to see a n. hawk owl or a snowy and you have a minute to give me a call, would love to go out and join you.
keep on trucking (uhhh, tracking),
ruth c. 223-2962, cell 505-8979
On Dec 19, 2013, at 12:05 PM, Larry Clarfeld wrote:
> Hi VTBirders,
> A Snowy Owl was reported by Dick Mansfield near Berlin Airport, in a big
> field just east of the airport. It was best seen looking north from the
> parking lot of the Gifford Health Center, off Airport Road. Thanks to
> Dick's lead, a few folks from North Branch Nature Center were able to
> observe the bird, which was still there as of 11 a.m.
> It spent a lot of time in the field, where it was very difficult to see at
> times (maybe impossible, if not for the crows mobbing it). Based on
> comparison of facial markings, this is likely the same Snowy Owl reported
> in the area a few weeks ago and featured on the cover of the Times Argus
> (image available, courtesy of Jeb Wallace-Brodeur of the Times Argus at:
> Good luck to anyone else who tries for it!
> - Larry
> Larry Clarfeld
> Environmental Educator
> North Branch Nature Center
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