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Periodically, the snowy owls will migrate to the Northern US when food is not plentiful (coincidently, this happens usually in years when there was a good brood of owls).
I saw my first snowy owl of the season this morning.
Check your local birding sites for locations!!
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http://www.nwitimes.com/lifesty....2f.html
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I'm glad you were able to catch a glimpse.  One of my AZ hiking buddies has been getting some great owl photos, but I haven't anything but the local Great Horned Owls in ages.
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WNBC (NY) just reported that the Port Authority is shooting any Snowy Owls that show up at JFK airport, following a runway incursions.  They've dispatched two so far.  They've had problems with bird damage to engines, but it's usually seagulls or Canada Geese.
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I'm glad you were able to catch a glimpse.  One of my AZ hiking buddies has been getting some great owl photos, but I haven't anything but the local Great Horned Owls in ages.

Don't know if it is the same owl, but when they appear here, there is usually one in the area (ag fields) usually along the same road.

To bad they can't be discouraged using dogs, in NY.
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This year's snowy owl irruption (spelled with an "i") seems to be an eastern phenomenon:

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/gotsnowies2013/
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I'm glad you were able to catch a glimpse.  One of my AZ hiking buddies has been getting some great owl photos, but I haven't anything but the local Great Horned Owls in ages.

Don't know if it is the same owl, but when they appear here, there is usually one in the area (ag fields) usually along the same road.

To bad they can't be discouraged using dogs, in NY.

Here's an article with pics.
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I'm glad you were able to catch a glimpse.  One of my AZ hiking buddies has been getting some great owl photos, but I haven't anything but the local Great Horned Owls in ages.

Don't know if it is the same owl, but when they appear here, there is usually one in the area (ag fields) usually along the same road.

To bad they can't be discouraged using dogs, in NY.

Here's an article with pics.

WNBC reported tonight that the Port Authority has revised their policy from killing to capture and relocation.  They also said that five snowy owls have recently been sucked into jet engines at JFK.
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Found this way cool Snowy Owl vid in one of the URL's below,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ufkcx-UqljM

This one on west shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee harbor the other day:

http://www.windowtowildlife.com/snowy-owl/

WI Society for Ornithology bird sighting list serve here (where I found pic)

Also, posting of overview of this winter's snowy owl events, both WI and nationwide (trending east so far). Would you believe one showing up in Bermuda?

http://ebird.org/content....sconsin
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Yesterday's news (Jan. 7th) showed a Snowy Owl in Florida.

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