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Richard Guthrie <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 3 Feb 2017 21:01:19 -0500
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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]>

> 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

Richard Guthrie