[CT Birds] Silly numbers of Snowy Owls in Newfoundland
andrewgriswold at comcast.net
Fri Dec 13 15:24:19 EST 2013
Somewhere I read that our snowys are mostly Baffin Island in origin.
Sent from the field.
On Dec 13, 2013, at 11:28 AM, julian hough <jrhough1 at snet.net> wrote:
> Bruce MacTavish et al., counted 300 Snowy Owls in Newfoundland this past weekend...with some birds seen flying in high off the Ocean. It seems most of these birds are originating in the northern Quebec region (and not Greenland where numbers are reported to be normal).
> Lemmings have been in abundance this summer with pictures from a nest site showing 70 lemmings and eight voles brought to the nest before the eggs have even hatched!
> There is currently one onboard a container vessel heading to Antwerp and a bird in western England is surely a similar ship-assisted bird.
> Hope most of these ermine-garbed creatures find some grub this winter since I don't like the prospect of finding dead ones!
> Julian Hough
> New Haven, CT 06519
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