Date: 3/6/17 10:14 am
From: zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw...>
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Poss. Great-gray Owl report - Washington County, NYhm
Three birders scoured the area this morning for several hours and came up
with nothing. It may be worth returning in the afternoon. The sighting is
unconfirmed, though, and barred owls are pretty common along that stretch.
There is some decent habitat, especially on the beginning stretch of county
route 54 just a bit north of the Llama Farm.

On Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 10:11 AM Richard Guthrie <richardpguthrie...>

> 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:
> - Checklist:
> - 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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