[Tweeters] Snowy Owl on the Yakima Training Center
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
"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
> (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
> 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
> 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: *
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