Date: 4/26/18 12:15 pm From: Joe Roller <jroller9...> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Re: ??? Possible Snowy Owl near Golden Ponds in Longmont
eBird shows that there have been no records of Snowy Owl anywhere near
Colorado since early April this year.
Could happen, but I'm skeptical.
Sharon, do you have any way of finding out whether the recently released
owl was young or adult,
male or female?
Joe Roller, Denver
On Thu, Apr 26, 2018 at 12:55 PM, Sharon Kay <sharonkay.mt...> wrote:
> 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.
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