Date: 2/6/19 4:59 am
From: Christina Cole via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Questionable Snowy
There’s been at least 3 that I’ve seen. We were under the assumption that we are all trying to be low key this year.

Christina Cole

> On Feb 5, 2019, at 9:37 PM, Justin Lawson via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> 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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