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Directions, please, for someone not familiar with our northern terrain?

Many thanks!

Diane B
Middlebury

On Monday, February 6, 2017, Starr Decoys <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> A group of three of us from the Middlebury area headed up to Refuge
> Faunique Marguerite D'Youville yesterday.  We had great views of three
> Great Grays and ended our morning feeding chickadees on our hands with seed
> sold at the visitor center.
>
> On 2/4/2017 12:01 AM, VTBIRD automatic digest system wrote:
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>> There are 3 messages totaling 140 lines in this issue.
>>
>> Topics of the day:
>>
>>    1. Extralimital but relevant; Great Gray Owls- Montreal (3)
>>
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> Date:    Fri, 3 Feb 2017 19:39:28 -0500
>> From:    Tyler Pockette <[log in to unmask]>
>> Subject: Extralimital but relevant; Great Gray Owls- Montreal
>>
>> Hi VT Birders,
>>
>> Though this isn't Vermont, it is nearby and still of relevance to Vermont
>> birders. It is an irruption year for Great Gray Owls and several can be
>> found in and around Montreal right now. Given the close proximity to the
>> border, it might be wise for everyone to give those Barred Owls a second
>> look this winter.
>>
>> I spent this morning birding at a location called Refuge Faunique
>> Marguerite D'youville where several Great Gray Owls have been recently
>> reported. In just 3 hours of birding, I was able to observe 3 different
>> Great Grays. I thought Vermont birders might be interested in knowing
>> about
>> this great location that is so close by, if you hadn't already heard of
>> the
>> Great Gray Owl influx over the last 2 or 3 weeks.
>>
>> Here are a few photos from my time there this morning, in case you needed
>> some extra motivation to get across the border.
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/106350684@N05/with/32570347771/
>>
>> Good luck if you try for them!
>>
>> Tyler Pockette
>> Middlebury
>>
>> ------------------------------
>>
>> Date:    Fri, 3 Feb 2017 21:01:19 -0500
>> From:    Richard Guthrie <[log in to unmask]>
>> Subject: Re: Extralimital but relevant; Great Gray Owls- Montreal
>>
>> One or even possibility two Great-grays are reported from St. Lawrence
>> County, New York, and at least one from Maine.
>>
>> They're knocking at the door.
>>
>> Rich Guthrie
>>
>> On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 7:39 PM, Tyler Pockette <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Hi VT Birders,
>>>
>>> Though this isn't Vermont, it is nearby and still of relevance to Vermont
>>> birders. It is an irruption year for Great Gray Owls and several can be
>>> found in and around Montreal right now. Given the close proximity to the
>>> border, it might be wise for everyone to give those Barred Owls a second
>>> look this winter.
>>>
>>> I spent this morning birding at a location called Refuge Faunique
>>> Marguerite D'youville where several Great Gray Owls have been recently
>>> reported. In just 3 hours of birding, I was able to observe 3 different
>>> Great Grays. I thought Vermont birders might be interested in knowing
>>> about
>>> this great location that is so close by, if you hadn't already heard of
>>> the
>>> Great Gray Owl influx over the last 2 or 3 weeks.
>>>
>>> Here are a few photos from my time there this morning, in case you needed
>>> some extra motivation to get across the border.
>>>
>>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/106350684@N05/with/32570347771/
>>>
>>> Good luck if you try for them!
>>>
>>> Tyler Pockette
>>> Middlebury
>>>
>>>
>>
>>

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