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> On Dec 31, 2013, at 2:16 PM, "Michael Blust" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> There was a very cooperative snowy owl at the goose viewing area of Dead
> Creek (along Rt. 17 in Addison) this morning around 8:30am.  It came and
> sat in a tree right above us as the early morning sun was hitting it.
> 
> 
> *Michael H. Blust*
> Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Mexico
> Prof. Emer. Green Mountain College
> 
> 
>> On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 12:49 PM, Joe Cuoco <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>> Has anyone had a Snowy owl sighting today ?  My daughter and I are try to
>> observe in we are down in the Chester area ?
>> 
>> Thanks and Happy New Year
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> On Dec 30, 2013, at 4:54 PM, "Pat Folsom" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> 
>>> What a great video this would be!!  That north wind is brrrutal!
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 3:03 PM, Roy Pilcher <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Of interest with today's sighting of a Killington Snowy Owl was its
>>>> reflexive behavior as it perched at the top of an~ 40 foot Black Spruce.
>>>> With wind gusts approaching 20 mph the horizontal arc of sway at the top
>>>> of the spruce was 3-5 feet during which the vertical displacement was
>>>> estimated to be about 6-10 inches.  With this constant motion the Snowy
>> Owl
>>>> compensated for the vertical up and down by raising and lowering its
>> head
>>>> so that the owl's vertical line of sight remained constant.
>>>> 
>>>> With the wind chill the effective temperature was approaching zero!
>>>> Bitterly cold!
>>>> 
>>>> Cheers, Roy Pilcher
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: do-not-reply <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> To: shamwariVT <[log in to unmask]>
>>>> Sent: Mon, Dec 30, 2013 2:48 pm
>>>> Subject: eBird Report - Killington, Dec 30, 2013
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Killington, Rutland, US-VT
>>>> Dec 30, 2013 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
>>>> Protocol: Stationary
>>>> Comments:     Temperature 20 degrees F.  North wind ~15-20 mph.
>> Bitterly
>>>> cold.
>>>> 1 species
>>>> 
>>>> Snowy Owl  1     Single bird.  Photographed, perched precariously on
>>>> swaying top
>>>> of 40' Black Spruce (?).
>>>> 
>>>> View this checklist online at
>>>> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S16129888
>>>> 
>>>> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (
>> http://ebird.org/vt)
>>