Date: 3/6/17 7:11 am
From: Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...>
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Poss. Great-gray Owl report - Washington County, NY
Forwarding from an eBird report:

Great Gray Owl (American) (Strix nebulosa nebulosa) (1)
- Reported Mar 06, 2017 07:25 by Susan DeWolfe Burns
- River Road, Schagticoke, Washington, New York
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.9772743,-
73.6125398&ll=42.9772743,-73.6125398
- Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35001538
- Comments: "It was perched in a tree near a small farm on River Road in
Schaghticoke/Easton, near the border of Rensselaer and Washington Counties,
not far from Stillwater NY. If you know the area, it was near the farm
that has llamas, across from which is a small seasonal store/farmstand. I
am quite sure this was a gray owl. I'm not an ornithologist, but I have
spent decades watching and studying birds. I did a double-take while
driving and when I got to work, looked carefully at owl pictures on line to
make sure that's what I saw. It's not the first time I've seen gray owls
in upstate NY, but it is admittedly a very rare and unusual sighting."

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Richard Guthrie

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