Don't you mean if it wasn't for your 11:11 wish?
Here is a mediocre digiscoped image of the bird I posted to the Vermont
Atlas of Life:
On Sat, 7 Dec 2013 15:35:10 -0500, Alison Wagner <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hello again VT Birders,
> I'd like to add a chapter to Eric's report regarding finding the
> Snowy! There was another accomplice....a Red-tailed Hawk! Eric and I
> had driven past "something on top of a tree" (hawk) and decided to go
> back and check it out. We let Ian and Ron know we were pursuing
> something as they continued south. Once we determined it was a
> Red-tail, we headed south to find the team. Next Eric saw Ian
> traveling back (north), so he gave the thumbs down sign indicating
> not our target bird. Eric and I continued a few minutes further,
> turning onto Basin Harbor Road. Eric decided to call Ian again to
> see what the next plan was. He noticed the time was 11:11, and
> suggested I make a wish. "I wish Eric could see a Snowy Owl," I said
> aloud. Ian answered his phone and told us that he and Ron were still
> in the spot where they received Eric's signal, only now their thumbs
> were up! They had found the elusive Snowy! If it hadn't been for
> that hawk, we all would have driven right on by!
> -----Original Message----- From: Eric Hynes
> Sent: Saturday, December 07, 2013 2:57 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl in Bridport
> Hello Vermont Birders:
> Ali Wagner, Ian Worley, Ron Payne, and I teamed up for some fun birding in
> Addison County this morning. Somebody else might offer a more complete
> report but I wanted to share a couple of highlights while there is still
> some daylight.
> We had a way out Long-tailed Duck from under the bridge at Chimney Point.
> Remarkably, Ali spotted a possible Snowy Owl in flight from Chimney Point.
> She was looking toward Bridport so we headed down to investigate.
> Eagle-eyed Ali was right!
> Ron and Ian found it standing in a corn stubble field on the east side of
> Rt. 125. It was just south of the town line with Addison and north of Lake
> Street. It wasn't close but it was spectacular.
> Good birding,
> Eric Hynes