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I have also seen them at sunrise at Gage Road and the Goose Viewing
platform, but dusk would bring the high numbers, as Ian said.

On Sat, Nov 28, 2020 at 08:03 Laura Bonazinga Bouyea <
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> Thank you for this information, Ian!
>
> Laura Bonazinga Bouyea, M.S., CCC-SLP
> Vermont Speech Language Pathology
> University of Vermont
> The Stern Center for Language & Learning
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> > On Nov 28, 2020, at 7:35 AM, Ian Worley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Laura.
> >
> > The big numbers being seen, ranging from 3 to 11, along with Northern
> Harriers at times, are at Gage Road in Addison.  This is a dead-end road
> off Route 22A, just under a mile south of Addison (intersection with Route
> 17).  Go west on Gage past farm buildings on the left, to a Y, which takes
> you to an old barn.  That has been the best viewing location.  The owls
> have been seen around that barn and in the fields to the north and east
> (and sometimes south and west).
> >
> > Birders have been arriving between 3:30 and 4:00 with the owls appearing
> some time between 4:00 and 4:45 right up until it is too dark to see them.
> That location can be breezy and cold; dress to stay warm while standing
> around waiting and looking for the owls. The weather for today and
> tomorrow, late afternoon, looks good. Good luck!
> >
> > Ian
> >
> >
> >
> >> On 11/28/2020 7:13 AM, Laura Bonazinga Bouyea wrote:
> >> Ian, are you seeing the short eared owls
> >> Around dusk? We want to take our young son and hope to time it right!
> Is there a marker for the best place to look on Gage?
> >>
> >> Any information is much appreciated. Our son is quite the birder and
> would enjoy both species!
> >>
> >> Laura Bonazinga Bouyea, M.S., CCC-SLP
> >> Vermont Speech Language Pathology
> >> University of Vermont
> >> The Stern Center for Language & Learning
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> >>>> On Nov 28, 2020, at 6:12 AM, Ian Worley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> The recent high numbers of Short-eared Owls and Northern Harriers at
> the Gage Road area in Addison County, I suspect is enhanced by very high
> numbers of voles.  I haven't been there myself this fall, but I've been
> birding/dog-walking in several large cut-hay and stubble corn fields in
> western Addison County.  The vole signs in places are the highest density
> I've seen (to my recollection) in quite a long time. There are extensive
> runway systems, holes everywhere, and foxes and fox diggings are common.
> >>>
> >>> Ian
>