[CT Birds] Snowy Irruption

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Wed Nov 30 22:36:15 EST 2011


>From a Michigan list:
 
Birders,
  You can also see a graphic representation of this Snowy  Owl invasion on 
eBird.
Mike Sefton
Ann Arbor


--- On Wed, 11/30/11, Katie Koch <_katie_koch22 at yahoo.com_ 
(mailto:katie_koch22 at yahoo.com) >  wrote:



From:  Katie Koch <_katie_koch22 at yahoo.com_ (mailto:katie_koch22 at yahoo.com) 
>
Subject:  SNOWY OWL - MARQUETTE USFWS OFFICE - 11/30/11 @ 11:40 AM
To:  "_birdnet at upbirders.org_ (mailto:birdnet at upbirders.org) "  
<_birdnet at upbirders.org_ (mailto:birdnet at upbirders.org) >
Date:  Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 12:01 PM

>From  the USFWS National Wildlife Refuges Facebook  Page:
 
"In  a phenomenon that happens once every five years or so, the snowy owls 
of the  Arctic are winging into the Lower 48 states. Most snowy owls live 
year-round  in the Arctic Refuge _http://go.usa.gov/5Cb_ 
(http://go.usa.gov/5Cb)   and other sites north of AK’s Brooks Range. A few usually overwinter in 
the N.  Plains and New England, but this fall they are spreading across the 
U.S in  great numbers. Sharp-eyed folks at _Oregon Coast NWR  Complex_ 
(https://www.facebook.com/usfwsoregoncoast)  report sightings there. Other  
sightings come from MA’s Parker River Refuge and as far south as  KS."
 
Simply  awesome!
Katie  Koch

Don  Morgan
Coventry


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