Sunday, March 2, 2014

Hello folks,

If you haven't heard yet this year....there's a Snowy Owl invasion going on in eastern North American this winter. Actually a HUGE invasion not recorded in I don't know how long?  It began in November and the show still continues, especially along the coast. Here in Western Mass we did not have anywhere near the numbers that coastal locations did, but we had one bird that put on a amazing show in Deerfield. This bird was found by Tom Gagnon & Al Richards while birding their area on the Greenfield Christmas Bird Count. It was relocated a couple of days later and stayed around for at least another two weeks. You can go several years in Western Mass without encountering a Snowy this was great!

Snowy Owl- Deerfield 

Snowy Owl- Old Deerfield

One of 9 Snowy Owls I had on a day trip to Salisbury/Plum Island in early Feb/2014

Perhaps it's time for a nap.

A young bird hunkered down in the dunes at parking lot #1 on Plum Island