Date: 2/13/18 12:38 pm From: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Re: Snowy Owl just across state line in WV
On 2/13/18, Rob Hilton <rob.hilton.2010...> wrote: > This eBird checklist has a caution about staying > on the road and not walking on to private property for any reason > https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S42706137
> It was seen [Monday] @1310 *********************** On Monday @1530ish the owl had not returned - individuals in several cars were scouting for it at that time.
Currie Rd is an exit off of the interstate like RT 9 in WVA north of Charlestown. Turn toward Ranson and then keep straight ahead onto the more rural Currie Rd, which appears at first to be a dead end, but isn't. Traffic was very light; the road is narrow but has plenty of room for people to get around you when you are going slow with blinkers on as I was. My blinkers caused one motorist to stop to ask if I needed help and another slowed to ask what was up and was satisfied with the answer: "Looking for a white owl." At the south end there is a nearby church parking lot that's useful for turning around except on times of Sunday service. Turning around at the northern end might be least intrusive by going almost to War Admiral Rd to accomplish.
Jim Speicher BroadRun/Burkittsville area [FR] Frederick County MD M.O.S. member, Washington [WA] Co Chapter
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