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."