Date: 4/26/18 11:55 am From: Sharon Kay <sharonkay.mt...> Subject: [cobirds] Re: ??? Possible Snowy Owl near Golden Ponds in Longmont
A snowy owl was recently released from a raptor center. Perhaps the same.
No way to know.
On Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10:32:32 AM UTC-6, Susan Wise wrote:
> Maikel and I were out strolling Golden Ponds in Longmont (Boulder County)
> yesterday evening (4/26). A large white bird the size and shape of a Great
> Horned Owl flew over. It was very white. It's head was the blocky shape
> of an owl. I hollared to Maikel (the one with binoculars) but he was too
> far behind to get on it. So I just let it go with a shrug.
> Today, I was perusing the Bird Trax at the bottom of the CFO website. And
> what do I see? A report of a Snowy Owl.
> Longmont Estates, Boulder County, Colorado, US ( Map
> <http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=40.1716594,-105.1484728&ll=40.1716594,-105.1484728> > )
> Date and Effort
> Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:20 PM 🌙 NocturnalProtocol:StationaryParty Size:3
> Duration:15 minute(s)Observers:Mindy Mullen
> 1 species total
> Snowy Owl
> Almost all White all over, very large, observed hooting loudly and sitting
> in top of a large cottonwood. I am pretty darn sure it was a snowy owl. We
> are near several large ponds.