Has anyone had a Snowy owl sighting today ? My daughter and I are try to observe in we are down in the Chester area ?
Thanks and Happy New Year
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> On Dec 30, 2013, at 4:54 PM, "Pat Folsom" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> What a great video this would be!! That north wind is brrrutal!
>> On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 3:03 PM, Roy Pilcher <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Of interest with today's sighting of a Killington Snowy Owl was its
>> reflexive behavior as it perched at the top of an~ 40 foot Black Spruce.
>> With wind gusts approaching 20 mph the horizontal arc of sway at the top
>> of the spruce was 3-5 feet during which the vertical displacement was
>> estimated to be about 6-10 inches. With this constant motion the Snowy Owl
>> compensated for the vertical up and down by raising and lowering its head
>> so that the owl's vertical line of sight remained constant.
>> With the wind chill the effective temperature was approaching zero!
>> Bitterly cold!
>> Cheers, Roy Pilcher
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: do-not-reply <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: shamwariVT <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Mon, Dec 30, 2013 2:48 pm
>> Subject: eBird Report - Killington, Dec 30, 2013
>> Killington, Rutland, US-VT
>> Dec 30, 2013 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
>> Protocol: Stationary
>> Comments: Temperature 20 degrees F. North wind ~15-20 mph. Bitterly
>> 1 species
>> Snowy Owl 1 Single bird. Photographed, perched precariously on
>> swaying top
>> of 40' Black Spruce (?).
>> View this checklist online at
>> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org/vt)