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Josh Wallestad <[log in to unmask]>
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Josh Wallestad <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 7 Jan 2014 20:49:48 -0700
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With the owling slowing down for the moment and with all the cancelled school, I 
finally got caught up on blogging about all the owls I've seen recently (Snowy, 
Great Gray, Northern Hawk) as well as other boreal birds from Sax-Zim and 
greater St. Louis County.  There are now many photos of these birds at

The reason I have seen/reported so many Snowies lately is because of the people 
I work with.  I took a chance a month ago by sending out an all-staff email asking 
people to contact me with sightings. I multiplied my eyes by 100 and didn't have 
to cruise the countryside for endless hours.  That email generated reports that 
led me to 3 Snowies that I saw and 3 I didn't see. A bonus was watching these 
people get excited to see a Snowy Owl for the first time and take an interest, 
even briefly, in birding.  I'd encourage you to share your interest with non-birders. 
You may see a great bird and make a new birder at the same time.

Josh Wallestad

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