One final post on the Dodge County Snowy Owls in case there are some birders wishing to travel here to view the owl(s).
I saw one Snowy Owl last Thursday (2/23). There were a few birders out last weekend looking and to my knowledge they did not find an owl. I did one final check this evening. I think they've moved on.
It was a great run this winter finding five Snowy Owls which was aided by virtually no snow cover. The first owl, a nearly pure white adult male, was seen Jan. 6. That was followed by a second owl, a very dark juvenile. These two owls moved from the area fairly early. The owl I eventually referred to as the 700th St. Snowy Owl first showed up on Jan. 10. In early February two more owls entered the area. It was a genuine treat to see all three owls within a mile of each other. The last time I saw all three was Feb. 17 on the first day of the Great Backyard Bird Count.
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