[CT Birds] Long Beach Snowy Owl, 11/30

J Carter jhcarter3 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 30 21:53:15 EST 2013

I was in the same Long Beach group described below, and got a decent photo,
below.  2nd shot in flight was earlier, when the strollers flushed the owl
right towards us.    Some in the group had much better lenses - would love
to see their results!  Thanks to all in the group for being so friendly!


John Carter

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> Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2013 18:22:46 -0500
> From: Jonah Cohen <jonahc at cox.net>
> To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
> Subject: [CT Birds] Snowy in Stratford today
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> Update on Jay's report of the Snowy Owl at Long Beach in Stratford today:
> We arrived (along with several others, including a couple from New Jersey)
> ~11:00 am. The owl had moved further down the beach, away from the parking
> lot. After walking ~1/2 mile (2/3? 4/7? Something like that...) the owl was
> seen, sitting on the edge of the sand away from the tide. After watching it
> ~15 minutes, some people taking a stroll from the other direction
> unknowingly flushed him, and he flew directly towards the assembled
> birders, flying fairly low + fairly close. He was re-spotted shortly
> thereafter, at much closer range, sitting on a rusty signpost, much closer
> to the parking lot. He was still there at ~12:30.
> Also at Long Beach: a common loon, a couple of Purple Finch and a bunch of
> Snow Buntings.
> Good luck with the owl spotting,
> Jonah Cohen
> Newington

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