There was a very cooperative snowy owl at the goose viewing area of Dead
Creek (along Rt. 17 in Addison) this morning around 8:30am. It came and
sat in a tree right above us as the early morning sun was hitting it.
*Michael H. Blust*
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Mexico
Prof. Emer. Green Mountain College
On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 12:49 PM, Joe Cuoco <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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
> Sent from my iPhone
> > 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]>
> >> 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
> >> compensated for the vertical up and down by raising and lowering its
> >> 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.
> >> cold.
> >> 1 species
> >> Snowy Owl 1 Single bird. Photographed, perched precariously on
> >> swaying top
> >> of 40' Black Spruce (?).
> >> View this checklist online at
> >> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S16129888
> >> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (