T'was a good day and evening for owls not far from home, which is on the
southern end of Snake Mountain (Addison County). Nine individuals, five
Although the majority of Snowy Owls in Addison appear to have moved
elsewhere, late morning I did discover two along Gage Road, one to the
north of the road and the other to the southwest.
This evening I located two different Northern Saw-whet Owls along the
east side of Snake Mountain in Weybridge. Each had a minute or two
delayed response (to my playing of a recording), consisting of a single,
loud, vocalization. One gave a brief wail then two "plunk" tones. The
other gave a single, long whine.
You can hear similar vocalizations on Xeno Canto at:
Also heard three Great Horned Owls, two at home just as the sun was
setting, and the third from on the western side of Snake Mountain in
Addison in the early evening.
An Eastern Screech Owl was heard in a woody regrowth area alongside the
Lemon Fair River in Cornwall.
A Short-eared Owl was seen flying in the moonlight over the snow and ice
covered fields straddling Otter Creek Road in Addison.
Somewhat surprisingly, no Barred Owls were seen or heard.