[CT Birds] Trapping And Tracking The Mysterious Snowy Owl
rmharvey at snet.net
Tue Mar 11 22:23:39 EDT 2014
Here is a link to more or less the same story, but a more expansive version written by Scott Weidensaul.
My favorite bit: "At dusk, he became a pelagic hunter, flying out into Delaware Bay, patrolling a mile or two offshore and often perching on channel markers and buoys, presumably scouring the moonlit water for sleeping black ducks and scaup."
Beacon Falls, CT
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Subject: [CT Birds] Trapping And Tracking The Mysterious Snowy Owl
I found the following story on the NPR iPhone App:
Trapping And Tracking The Mysterious Snowy Owl
by Meredith Rizzo
NPR - March 11, 2014
This is Hungerford, a large female snowy owl. Last summer she was just a hatchling — a gray ball of fuzz in the middle of the Arctic tundra. In the fall, newly equipped with adult plumage, she flew thousands of miles south until she reached the coast of Maryland. And this winter, she became an important part of an unprecedented research project....
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