Hi Nancy, Mark and All:
Today we saw three Snowy Owls near the Barn Owl box in Addison. They were on the ground in the field beyond the box near the middle of the tree line. Two weren't too far apart and the third was further to the right and closer to the tree line. Without a scope they appeared camouflaged at times, blending in with the brown muddy clumps in the field. We ate our lunch, all the while hoping they would take flight, however, they didn't change location for the hour and half or so that we were there from approximately 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
From: mark paul <[log in to unmask]>
To: VTBIRD <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Thu, Jan 9, 2014 7:42 pm
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snowy Owl observation patterns
The Snowy in Starksboro, VT which had been perching on the silo regularly for a
started spending its day on the ground around the time it got real windy. All
week it has been on the ground
or just above on a small wood pile. Maybe the Addison birds are also on the
On Jan 9, 2014, at 7:29 PM, Nancy Carter wrote:
> Hi all,
> Yesterday two friends and I drove around in the areas of Addison County
> (Dead Creek area) where Snowy Owls have been reported in the late morning.
> We took a break for lunch at the Bridge Restaurant and returned for a
> shorter time of looking around 1:30 before returning to Ticonderoga, NY.
> We saw no Snowy Owls. If afternoon is better, I will keep that in mind the
> next time I return to look for them.
> On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 7:22 PM, Ken Copenhaver <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I'm wondering if anyone else has observed more Snowy activity in the
>> afternoon than morning. If so, it might be a good thing to know for
>> increasing the odds of finding them.
> Nancy A. Carter
> Ticonderoga, NY
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