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Subject:Re: Northern Hawk Owl, Grand Marais, Cook County
From:Jeremy Ridlbauer <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Jeremy Ridlbauer <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 10 Feb 2010 07:21:21 -0600

 Steve - 

Not sure I'm qualified (if any of us are) to answer those questions.  My aim
was to let everyone know it was more consistently available than other owls
I've seen or posted.  Sax-Zim has consistent owls, maybe other places, Cook
County typically does not.....

Anyway, it seems like some birds have time-shift or dimensional hopping
capabilities, it still is amazing the lengths some birds migrate just for
breeding.  They can make the trip to summer breeding grounds, breed, and
return to wintering grounds in one whole year.  You must wonder.....


-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Weston [] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 1:41 AM
To: Jeremy Ridlbauer
Cc: mnbird; Mou-net
Subject: Re: [mou-net] Northern Hawk Owl, Grand Marais, Cook County

Hi Jeremy,

the concept of a "somewhat consistent owl" just got me thinking:
-Does the owl know it is consistent?
-If not, what is it, when is not consistent?
-What would an inconsistent owl be?
-Perhaps, if it is inconsistent, it would not "be" at times, and would
flicker in and out of reality.  I believe that I have found birds like that,

which seem to vanish into a bare tree or into bare ground.   I know that I 
have seen a whole flock of Lapland Longspurs vanish into the bare ground of
a plowed field.  And Brown Creepers that could call across a dimensional
wrinkle in a tree that filtered out their visibility.  I watched a Buffed
Breasted Sandpiper that was invisible with the exception of its eye.  You
could watch it through the scope, but not locate it with your bare eye.  It
was right in front of us at a distance of fifty feet with nothing obscuring
it.  Through the scope you could see it blink, but could barely make out its

Steve Weston on Quiggley Lake in Eagan, MN

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy Ridlbauer" <sundew@BOREAL.ORG>
Sent: Tuesday, February 09, 2010 4:17 PM
Subject: [mou-net] Northern Hawk Owl, Grand Marais, Cook County

Hi -

A Northern Hawk Owl has been seen at the intersection of the Fall River and
Hwy 61, just west of Grand Marais, more than once by a couple of bird and
non-bird folks, so it is somewhat of a consistent owl.


Jeremy Ridlbauer
Sundew Technical Services
47 44' 59"   -90 20' 17"
PO Box 1057
117 4th Ave W
Grand Marais, MN  55604 USA
Cell:  218-370-0733

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