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I just spoke with a woman who saw the owl this morning.  It was on the
bridge over the snowshed pond.
Maybe it will hang around.

John Bonin
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 On Dec 10, 2013 11:31 AM, "Sharon Heller" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> a few years ago I was night skiing at Greek Peak and a snowy owl flew
> right in front of us while we were on the lift 50' above the ground, right
> at eye level. It was the coolest thing. We both exclaimed "wow, did you see
> that?!?!" and we felt like the luckiest people to have such a siting.
>
>
> On Tue, Dec 10, 2013 at 10:14 AM, Justin Woods <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
>
>> Yes, cool -- hard to mistake the Snowy.  Most of the individuals that
>> make it this far south are tracked (by casual birders and professionals),
>> and they usually show up here (on this other UVM list-serv type dealie-o):
>>
>> http://list.uvm.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=VTBIRD
>>
>> I didn't look to see if there were any Kmart area reports of Snowy's, but
>> several have been sighted in Addison County already.
>>
>> BTW: if you do make a foray into VTBIRD, be wary -- those listers are
>> super-sarcastic, and they can be really harsh and nasty, especially
>> w/noobs; gaining entree into that world requires running the gauntlet first.
>>
>> --justin
>>
>>
>> >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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