Date: 4/27/18 2:32 pm From: Sharon Kay <sharonkay.mt...> Subject: [cobirds] Re: ??? Possible Snowy Owl near Golden Ponds in Longmont
I had to hunt around to see where I found about the owl. Check facebook
Rocky Mountain Raptor Center Page. Scroll down a bit for pic and verbiage.
I am pasting the verbiage here. They did not give details you asked for but
maybe if you are really interested they would give it to you on the phone.
The Snowy owl that has been our care since the end of December was returned
to the wild yesterday morning (4/16) after we finally got a break in the
weather. With balmy weather and light winds , this visitor from the Great
White North received his Second Chance at Freedom and quickly zipped away
northwards and away from his captors (caretakers).
Due to a late start on its journey back home, we decided that it was in the
owl’s best interest to not disclose the release area.
We would like to thank the folks with Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Crook,
CO for their quick action in rescuing this owl back in December and the
skilled staff at the CSU Vet Teaching Hospital for their excellent work in
helping to repair his injured right wing.
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.