[Tweeters] Snowy Owl on the Yakima Training Center

Dennis Rockwell denrockwell at surfbest.net
Mon Dec 27 21:03:53 PST 2004


There was a SNOWY OWL reported near Pasco about 3-4 weeks ago, but it
apparently got
"car smacked" within a day or so of arriving.

Dennis Rockwell Kennewick, WA denrockwell at surfbest.net

----- Original Message -----
From: "Denny Granstrand" <dgranstrand at charter.net>
To: <TWEETERS at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Monday, December 27, 2004 6:38 PM
Subject: [Tweeters] Snowy Owl on the Yakima Training Center



> Hi Tweeters,

>

> John Hebert found the Snowy Owl late this morning that was originally

found

> (at least it is quite likely the same one) by Steve Seibert on December

> 19. Luckily he had a cell phone with him and I soon got the message. It

> is nice to chase a bird so close to home.

>

> I found John at the location he had seen the owl but the owl was gone

> missing. We hunted for about 1 1/2 hours and finally located it a fairly

> short distance from where John found it. We managed to sneak up close

> enough for photos, two of which are in the new photos folder on my

> website. I thank John for carrying a cell phone with him!

>

> This is only the third substantiated Snowy Owl in Yakima County in since

> 1980. There was one east of Terrace Heights in 1981. Zee Butler and I

saw

> in on Feb. 14, 1981. Debie Brown saw one on the ridge behind her house on

> Konnowac Pass on Nov. 20, 1996.

>

> This winter of 2004/05 is turning into the best Snowy Owl year in quite a

> long time. There are now at least five near Moses Lake and there have

been

> several other reports from Eastern Washington. Perhaps if we actually get

> some winter weather, it may turn into a very exciting winter.

>

>

> * Denny Granstrand *

> * Yakima, WA *

> * dgranstrand at charter.net *

> * Denny's bird photos can be seen online at: *

> http://granstrand.net/gallery/

>

>

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