Date: 3/5/18 10:18 am From: mike rader <mike_rader...> Subject: Wichita County (western Kansas) Snowy Owl
I just had a credible report of a Snowy Owl in Wichita, Co., southwest of Leoti by Ryan Bjurstrom. He works at a large hog farm at CC and 5 Rd., about 8 miles west of Highway 25. He saw it at 8:00am today at one of the lagoons on the complex. He said it appeared to be healthy, as it flew a couple of times while he was watching it. He thinks that is is a female as it had quite a bit of black barring to its plumage. This is the first day he's noticed it being there.