[Tweeters] Snowy owl still on Waterville Plateau

Cindy Willis cindyrwillis at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 16:27:42 PST 2015


On February 28, we spotted one snowy owl where others were described earlier
(F St north of Lamoine, between 11th and 12th). There were only a few,
small snow patches remaining, providing "cover" in a sea of greening winter
wheat. North up F St. was a melt pond with an adult bald eagle sitting on
the ice. Kind of unusual, but the Columbia River is a very short distance
away as the eagle flies. We did not see snow buntings, but we did see 100's
of horned larks, several rough-legged hawks, harriers, and red-tails. The
very friendly locals in the grocery store in Mansfield (good coffee btw)
said snowy owls were hanging out around the outskirts of town and the
cemetery. No luck seeing a snowy perched on a gravestone!



Cindy Willis

Methow Valley



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