Second SNOWY!

The second Snowy Owl in as many days. Black Dirt Region, Orange County NY 11/27/13.
The second Snowy Owl in as many days. Black Dirt Region, Orange County NY 11/27/13.

I got home early from work today, and as I was walking in the door I got a call from Rob Stone: A second SNOWY OWL had been located by Ken McDermott! In case you are thinking this is perhaps the same owl, Rob was out looking at the first Snowy Owl when Ken called him to say he had a second one! Incredible birding days in Orange County!  I zipped right over to check out the bird and snap some photos. Thanks again to Rob and of course, Ken who located the bird.

I also went to check on the first owl (which I did not locate), but thanks to fellow birder Maria (sorry I did not catch her last name), I was able to finally get some decent Snow Bunting photos:

Snow Bunting in the Black Dirt Region, Orange County NY, 11/27/13.
Snow Bunting in the Black Dirt Region, Orange County NY, 11/27/13.
Snow Bunting in the rain. Black Dirt Region 11/27/13.
Snow Bunting in the rain. Black Dirt Region 11/27/13.

 

 

7 thoughts on “Second SNOWY!”

  1. Hi Matt
    I love the flight shots of the Snowy. With such tough weather conditions, your photos came out great and now a second one in the county to boot! Congrats on your lifer!
    Scotty

  2. Thanks so much Scotty. Based on the conditions and the distance, I was pretty happy too. We have had a great Fall in Orange County, that is for sure! Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy the holiday. Matt

  3. Wow! There had been 2 snowies at Sandy Hook last weekend that I couldn’t try for, and there was at least 1 at Brig yesterday. I think today might be a good day to check closer to home…Love that shot of the snowy against green grass & black dirt! Happy Thanksgiving, Matt.

  4. This blog just keeps getting better and better! Those pics of the snowy owls are insanely beautiful. Keep ’em coming, Matty!
    Love Meghan

  5. Hi, I have a friend named John Small who lives in California, but he is visiting family in Newburgh. He does not have internet access, there, only his cell phone. He would like to see a Snowy Owl, and his family will drive him to a Snowy Owl location. I saw that Kenneth McDermott has seen Snowies in your (and John’s) area. Can you guys give John the info to see a Snowy Owl? It would be a life bird or him. John’s cell phone number is 310.781.0675
    Thanks,
    Tom Miko

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