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Ronald Payne <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 7 Dec 2013 15:38:27 -0500
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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:
http://www.inaturalist.org/observations/477667

  --
Ron Payne
Middlebury, VT

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!
>
> Ali
>
> -----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

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