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Very cool indeed! They are beautiful creatures, yes?

A couple years ago they came pretty far down South too. I saw one on Plum
Island in the spring. My understand was that there had been a population
increase the summer before, which caused them to expand their range in
search of food.

--Matt K.


On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 8:40 PM, John Bonin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I've mis-identified birds before so I will just report what I saw and you
> can make your own decision:
> Sunday morning, while I was entering the medical building, a huge white
> bird flew over the access road and landed on the ground, across the street
> from me.  My first thought was: "that seagull is huge."  My second thought
> was: "what is a seagull doing at Killington?"
> As I was looking at it, it turned it's head and stared directly at me with
> piercing yellow eyes.  It's head was very large and it's neck was wide and
> bulky.  It looked like an owl, but it was completely white.
> After staring me down for a few seconds, it took flight and perched on the
> top of the Ramshead lodge for a while.
> I hope that it takes up residence.  Maybe I can get a picture.
>
> --
> *John Bonin*
>
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