[CT Birds] Fwd: Snowy Owl 1/1

Sara Zagorski penguinsz at sbcglobal.net
Sun Jan 1 13:08:30 EST 2012

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> From: Sara Zagorski <penguinsz at sbcglobal.net>
> Date: January 1, 2012 12:33:42 PM EST
> To: Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net>
> Cc: Charles Barnard <chbarnjr at gmail.com>, Scott Kruitbosch <kbosch at gmail.com>, Twan Leenders <tleenders at ctaudubon.org>, Tina & Peter Green <petermgreen at hotmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Snowy Owl 1/1

> The snowy owl can be seen now from Short Beach, the bird is at the water,s edge below Stratford Point.
> Sara Zagorski
> Wethersfield
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Jan 1, 2012, at 10:39 AM, Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> Happy New Year.  I'm sending this just to you guys; not to the whole CT list.
>> Linda & I went out birding locally for an hour or so. From Short Beach at 9:30 in awful backlight I spotted a Snowy Owl on the bluff at Stratford Point.  We went there and had superb views of it.  Some gulls started dive-bombing it, causing it to fly down to the dark rocks below along the water's edge.  We retreated.
>> Linda was especially thrilled (since she missed the one there Nov. 30.).
>> Actually I think it may be the same bird, based on its barring pattern.  I'll have to compare photos when I have time.
>> Best,
>> Frank

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