Ohhhhh Bryan! People seem to be tee-heeing about where Belvidere is, but thank you for Jack Slagle's Northern Hawk Owl (NHO) report! I can't help but wonder if this might be the same NHO I saw almost every day for more than two months during my commute to and from work through Montgomery, Belvidere, Eden, etc. Slagle's NHO sighting is barely five miles from where I (and many others) saw the NHO between 1/5/09 and 3/18/09. I will look on Friday when I drive that way again. I'm afraid I can't deal with the e-bird thing, so I will leave that to others.

Charlotte Bill

--- On Wed, 2/2/11, Bryan Pfeiffer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

From: Bryan Pfeiffer <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: [VTBIRD] Northern Hawk Owl Report from Belvidere
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 8:43 PM

Greetings, VTBIRDers:

This just in from Jack Slagle, who reports a Northern Hawk Owl in Belvidere today:
> Around mid-day I was traveling east on Rte 118 toward Eden about 1/2 or 3/4 mile east of the junction with Rte 109 (where Rte 109 ends at Belvidere corners). The owl was at the top of a large balsam fir on the south side of the road (this is in the middle of the large wetland west of Belvidere Pond).
Bryan Pfeiffer
Vermont Bird Tours
PO Box 121
Plainfield, VT 05667