I am not familiar with the areas mentioned where Snowy owls have been
sighted, but plan to be in the area Monday and Tuesday and would love to
try to find them. I know that I can find the Dead Creek viewing area as
I've been there previously to see migrating geese, but how do I find the
Barn owl box?
Is anyone willing to give me directions? I'll be visiting from
northeastern VT and heading there from Middlebury.
On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 11:21 PM, S. Zundell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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.
> Shirley Z.
> -----Original Message-----
> 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.
> week it has been on the ground
> or just above on a small wood pile. Maybe the Addison birds are also on
> 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
> > 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
> > next time I return to look for them.
> > On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 7:22 PM, Ken Copenhaver <[log in to unmask]>
> >> 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
> Mark Paul
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