[CT Birds] Non-CT Extralimital Snowy Owl, race Alohaensis

julian hough jrhough1 at snet.net
Thu Dec 1 16:15:29 EST 2011


FYI..a first for the area...

> From: Donaldson Peter <pdnldsn.bird at mac.com>
> Subject: [HawaiiBirding] Snowy Owl at Honolulu International Airport
>
> On Monday, Nov 28, a white owl was seen by control tower
> personnel at Honolulu International Airport and reported to
> Wildlife Services. The Wildlife Services folks tried to chase
> the owl away from the runways with no success. The owl
> was shot and killed when it remained on one of the runways
> as an aircraft was approaching. Based on the description,
> I am confident it was a Snowy Owl. The carcass will be
> brought to Bishop Museum.
>
> Peter Donaldson

Julian Hough
CT, USA



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