SNOWY OWL!

SNOWY OWL in the Black Dirt Region, Orange County NY, 1/16/14.
SNOWY OWL in the Black Dirt Region, Orange County NY, 1/16/14.

Huge thanks to Rob Stone once again for alerting me that he had located a SNOWY OWL in the Black Dirt Region today. As far as I know, this is the first Snowy Owl reported in Orange County since early December. Additionally, in the same field, not far away, were 5 TUNDRA SWANS. I saw Ken McDermott while I was there and he told me that Judy Cinquina had seen 21 (!!!) Tundra Swans there earlier in the day. Another great day for birders in Orange County!

One of 5 Tundra Swans that I saw in the Black Dirt Region today (1/16/14).
One of 5 Tundra Swans that I saw in the Black Dirt Region today (1/16/14).

3 thoughts on “SNOWY OWL!”

  1. I will be so sad if I don’t see one this year. I was even thinking of making a long road trip, but now that I know they are being seen in Orange County again I’m going to try to take a drive tomorrow. Can you give me a better idea of location? I live in Dutchess and not too familiar with the area.

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