Another Chance to See a Snowy Owl!
Snowy Owl painting by Wesley Younie
Just a quick, timely update on the status of the Snowy Owls I spoke of in previous posts… According to the PA Birding List, there has been a Snowy reported in Cumberland County at Mud Level/Duncan Road at 10:45 this morning. This bird was originally reported in the same area earlier this week, so it seems he/she is sticking around.
The following is the map location, taken from The Penna Birding report.
The location is North of Shippensburg but East of Pleasant Hall in Cumberland Cty, PA. Google says it’s about 2 and 1/2 hours and 126 miles from here.
If you go this holiday weekend, good luck and remember to respect the bird’s personal space! Maybe I’ll see you in the field as we triumphantly check off ’Snowy Owl’ on our life lists and perhaps shed tears of joy together while gazing upon the haunting beauty of this wonderful white wonder. One can dream!
Snowy Owl from Cornell Lab of Ornithology "All About Birds" website.
Purple Martin babies at Willisbrook Preserve (Summer 2011) by Blake Goll.
Happy Purple Martin Day…er… I mean Martin Luther King Day!
P.S. Be sure to check out our new “Which Birds Are Here?”
list on the Willistown Conservation Trust’s website. This is not only a forum for people, like you, to talk about birds they’ve seen, but also a resource for reporting and viewing bird species sighted in the Willistown area so far this year. Help us keep track of the birds that are enjoying the beautiful land we’ve preserved!
American Kestrel by Adrian Binns