A skittish adult Snowy Owl found in same location around 4:30 pm today, presumably the same bird as sighted on 2 February.
> Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:24:06 -0600
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> Subject: [mou-net] Steele Co. 2 Snowy Owls, 1 Dodge Co.
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> Myself and 3 other birders from Rochester and Faribault flound 3 Snowy Owls
> in the previously reported Steele Co. location south of NE 50th St off NE
> 84th Ave. The Steele SWCD wetland restoration project offers good owl
> habitat. It is locally known as the Kraay marsh.
> Two of the owls were in Steele Co. One owl was atop a steel fence post
> along a drainage ditch east of 84th and the second was in the short grass
> west of 84th Ave. This owl then flew and sat on the raised bucket arm of
> a backhoe. The third owl was found about a mile east (Dodge Co.) on NE
> 50th.(which becomes 555th St.in Dodge Co.)
> Many thanks to the team effort in locating three birds.
> Ken Vail
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