Date: 2/5/19 6:38 pm
From: Justin Lawson via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Questionable Snowy
There are and have been Snowy Owls this year in Connecticut.

Justin Lawson
Southbridge, Massachusetts
https://ebird.org/profile/Mjk3MjE3

On Tue, Feb 5, 2019, 9:28 PM Monica Nichols via CTBirds <
<ctbirds...> wrote:

> I had someone tell me at my job, CVS today that they just had a snowy at
> hammo. I’m questioning this report too bc there was no photographic proof
> or any evidence at all and it was someone who is not a birder. Honestly, I
> can’t believe reports like this. I find that I need proof in order to
> believe a bird like a snowy owl was seen.
>
> Monica Nichols
> Madison
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Feb 5, 2019, at 9:19 PM, Kevin M Doyle via CTBirds <
> <ctbirds...> wrote:
> >
> > Today while walking Stratford Point I ran into a fellow riding his bike.
> He asked if I've seen any big birds, not sure what he meant I mentioned
> that yesterday I observed a grey ghost perched in a tree adjacent to the
> parking lot and today perched in a tree at the entrance gate. Also a male
> Kestrel sitting on a pole near the parking lot also.
> >
> > He then asks me have I seen the snowy owl. I have been lead to believe
> the owls weren't in Connecticut this season. He proceeded to inform me that
> there has been a snowy owl at Russian Beach for the month of January which
> he's seen and photographed. He described where to look but I didn't bother.
> >
> > I believe I have to take his word and why would he make up a story. I
> mentioned how parking is tough along the beach but he told me where to park
> then walk.
> >
> > I know that keeping locations of owls is secretive since last year it
> really amounted to a zoo with people charging after the Long Beach owls.
> >
> > With no positive reports I'm wondering if this is just a tall tale. Any
> feedback would be appreciated.
> >
> > The common eiders were present today along with a nice selection of
> common loons feeding off the area near the benches.
> >
> > I was informed by another photographer I parked under the kestrel and
> never knew it.
> >
> > Hudson River follow up. Saturday was the day to see eagles on the ice. 2
> fellow photographers went Sunday. They kind of struck out. Both on land and
> on the ice. They were informed that the vast majority of ice is now gone
> today. For anyone wanting to look into Eagle Fest I believe its Saturday
> February 9th.
> >
> > Kevin Doyle
> > New Milford
> > <Kevindoyle1969...>
> >
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