My boyfriend and I explored the Snowy Owl hotspot just east of Vermillion
from 3:30-5:00pm today. The two Snowy Owls we observed both had adult
Bird #1 was seen twice on the north side of Northfield Blvd (CR-47) about
1/8 and 1/4 miles west of Hogan Avenue at 4:00pm and 5:00pm, respectively.
Both times it was perched on an irrigation structure. The second time it
was about 100 feet from the road.
Bird #2 was observed about 1/4 mile east of Hogan Road and 1/4 mile north
of 180th Street. It, too, was perched on an irrigation structure.
We estimate that 10+ cars were those of birders. I spoke with a lady
earlier in the afternoon, saying that there was at least one owl spotted in
the morning, but generally the birds were less detectable today.
Golden Valley, Hennepin Co.
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