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Where may we find the Great Horned owl!!!!

Sally Fellows
Williston, Vermont

> On Jan 3, 2016, at 7:07 PM, Isis Erb <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Hi All & Happy New Year!
> 
> This evening while down at Gage Rd both Taj Schottland and Craig Zondag
> drove in and the three of us were lucky enough to not only find Lapland
> Longspurs in with a large flock of Snow Buntings, but we were treated to
> the honor of seeing three Short-eared Owls (SEOW)! The SEOW started flying
> a fair bit before it was too dark, and was in fact light enough for photos
> (barely) had they been closer. But we were afforded wonderful views of
> these beautiful owls.
> 
> The SEOW were all flying near the old barn. Two mostly to the left of it,
> both in the fields between the barn and Rte. 17 and the swale along the
> front of the barn and continuing to the left. The third was sometimes
> behind the barn and also flying in the field to the right of the drive to
> the barn (same side as the Willow tree).
> 
> Best of luck to anyone who decides to try for these beauties. My list from
> my afternoon on Gage Rd is below for anyone interested in the nice variety
> I encountered today.
> 
> Isis Erb
> Burlington, VT
> 
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> Dead Creek WMA IBA--Gage Road, Addison, Vermont, US
> Jan 3, 2016 1:30 PM - 5:12 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.3 mile(s)
> Comments:     <br />Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.1.4 Build 34
> 17 species
> 
> Snow Goose   1
> 
> Canada Goose   60
> 
> Northern Harrier   1
> 
> Rough-legged Hawk   2
> 
> Mourning Dove   1
> 
> Great Horned Owl   1
> 
> Short-eared Owl   3
> 
> Northern Shrike   1
> 
> American Crow   3
> 
> Common Raven   1
> 
> Horned Lark   31
> 
> Lapland Longspur   2
> 
> Snow Bunting  240
> 
> American Tree Sparrow   8
> 
> Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  3
> 
> Savannah Sparrow   17
> 
> Song Sparrow  2
> 
> 
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S26654246
> 
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