I learned of the trapping program last year from Raptor Center staff, but
the set-up time required might still give a window of time in which to see
an owl, provided we check on a regular basis.
On Fri, Nov 25, 2011 at 7:00 PM, Terence Brashear <email@example.com>wrote:
> The airport has adopted a trapping program for Snowy Owl. I would expect
> we won't see them there unless there is a huge influx.
> * From: * linda whyte <rba@MOUMN.ORG>;
> * To: * <MOU-RBA@LISTS.UMN.EDU>;
> * Subject: * [mou-rba] [mou-net] no Snowy Owl found at MSP airport
> * Sent: * Sat, Nov 26, 2011 12:48:58 AM
> 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.
> Linda Whyte
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