On 3/24/2012, the Birder's
Certificate Program class from Mass Audubon's
Joppa Flats Education Center was treated to an up-close and personal
of a Snowy Owl before Norman Smith, owl researcher and director
Blue Hills Trailside Museum, released it on the Parker River National
Refuge on Plum Island.
Norm with the Snowy Owl (note temporary color marking on the back
of the head)
Norm gave us a lively description of Snowy Owl life and his research
before releasing the bird
to fly away, much to the terror
of the local ducks.
Thanks Norman for a great
demonstration and an event the students will remember!
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