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NY/NJ airports had been shooting snowy owls because of 5 recent collisions
with planes... now the owls are being trapped.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/10/nyregion/snowy-owls-to-be-trapped-instead-of-shot-at-new-york-area-airports.html?_r=0

- Bruno




On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 12:25 PM, John Bonin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> 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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