I placed a story in local newspapers last week asking readers to report
sightings of Snowy Owls in the Red River Valley. Here's an update:
At 9am today, Van Hapka reported a female Snowy Owl on 190th Street NW in
Warren - 2.5 miles west of the Audubon Center. I photographed that
bird... and on the way to see it I spotted 3 Rough-legged Hawks, 2 Bald
Eagles, 4 Ravens, a flock of redpolls and 4 Black-billed Magpies.
Rex Crapeau reported another at 9:30am at Evans Scrap & Steel on Hwy 32 in
Thief River Falls. He reported another - darker Snowy Owl - a mile north
of Evans between Hwy 59 and 32.
On Friday, a Snowy Owl was reported 8 miles west of TRF in Goodrich on
Marshall County Road 219
On Saturday, Shelley Steva spotted a Snowy Owl Saturday on Polk County 20
in Sherack. Rhoda Gust of Roseau reported a Snowy Owl 2 miles northwest of
Badger, MN Saturday afternoon. Donna Wensloff reported another on a power
pole 8 miles south of Roseau.
On Thursday, I spotted a Snowy Owl on Hwy 11 north of Salol (between Roseau
and Warroad) and a Goshawk flying over Hwy 11 just north of Badger, MN.*
Duane Potucek reported a Snowy owl 3 miles north and 1 mile west of Radium,
MN on Wednesday. Jan Pietruskewski reported a Snowy Owl southwest of
Karlstad near Kick'n Up Kountry a Wagon Wheel Ridge - 1160 410th ave and
**Bette Allison reported a dead Snowy Owl on Monday at Roseau County Rd 2
and Hwy 89 near Badger.
Angie Owens reported 2 Snowy Owls in Euclid last week.
Laura Skornicka spotted one on US 75 between Climax and Crookston, MN last
Suzy Fiesel reported a snowy near Crary ND last Sunday. Another was
reported near Vahallla.
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