Date: 3/26/17 9:39 am From: Jon Edstrom <jedstrom...> Subject: [Maine-birds] Great Gray Owl Newport NH
Drove with my son 2.5 hours to Newport, NH on Sat. and found the owl before we even got out of the car. It was perched on the Mile 55 sign. It stayed for about 10 minutes before flying across the road to some woods on the edge of the field. Many people were there. People are getting really close to this bird. I saw people doing selfies and trying for photos from 5-10 feet away even with very large lenses.
I used the opportunity to teach my 9 year old son about respecting wildlife and the importance of keeping a good distance.
Super cool bird. A first for both me and my son. I dipped 3 times on the one seen up north in Maine.