A search at the airport, at around 3:30, revealed no Snowy Owl,
despite checking structures of various heights and the ground itself
from all the standard viewing places. The one vantage point not
checked was the northern-most one, the dead-end street accessed from
Hwy 62 eastbound, near Mother Lake.
There was also no time to check the playing fields at Ft. Snelling.
I'll try to include those places on the next search.
It just seems as though the lack of snow-cover has given the birds
wider access to food, and they have dispersed accordingly.
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