11/21/2013 on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge (3 owl day)
Owl #1 - taking advantage of cover on the beach
Owl #2 checking me out
11/30/2013 on the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge (6 owl day)
Only one in photo range, sailing over the dunes
12/08/2013 - Parker River National Wildlife Refuge (12 owls today)
skulking atop the primary dune between lots 1 and 2
hiding in the beach heather
Salisbury Beach State Reservation
hanging out at the jetty
12/17/2013 - One Snowy Owl at the Plum Island Airfield
Pretty close to the road
This bird allowed a close approach
a very close approach - clearly this bird was injured
blood stains on the snow suggested a gastrointestinal bleed - likely due to ingestion of a rodent killed by rat poison
I managed to capture this bird and take it to a clinic,
(photo by Kate Banyas) but it did not survive.
12/20/2013 - Parker River NWR - early morning between lots 1 and 2
another skulker on the primary dune, photographed from the beach
12/26/2013 - Wednesday Morning Birding on Thursday (5 owls)
just a lump of snow on the marsh at Salisbury Beach SR?
ah, but a lump with eyes....
While at Salisbury, we saw a Snowy on the roof of a building on the north end of Plum Island.
After WMB we drove over to see if it was still there.
and appeared bored with the fuss (or with us).
12/30/2013 - Six Owls (4 on Plum Island, 2 at Salsbury Beach)
out in the salt marsh by parking lot #3 on the Parker River N
North end of Plum Island
On the pink house along the Plum Island Turnpike
1/4/2014: Salisbury Beach State Reservation in the New Year (4 Snowy Owls)
Out in the salt marsh at high tide
landed right next to the road
Here's lookin' at you, kid.
1/20/2014 - Parker River NWR and Salisbury Beach SR (8 Snowy Owls)
On the dike at Hellcat
Along the entry road to Salisbury Beach State Reservation
Another owl along the entrance road
another spot along the road
Yet another Snowy in the residential area of Salisbury Beach
2/1/2014 Salisbury Beach State Reservation again
This Snowy, and the other two within sight, were yelling back and forth - very cool
I posted some videos on YouTube:
2/2/2014 New Hampshire coast with David Donsker and Diego Calderon
Atop the pink house in Rye
Okay, I'm cheating (this bird was in Salisbury Beach SR in Mass. in the rain)
2/9/2014 New Hampshire coast again with Susan (better weather)
this time it was on the blue house, two doors down from the pink house in Rye
this owl was on a roof in Seabrook
giving me that "I can take you anytime" look
2/11/2014 Salisbury Beach State Reservation again
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