Hi, Conny Brunell just called and asked me to post that she and Susan Schumacher are currently observing this Snowy Owl from highway 19, west of Dakota County highway 59. It is south of 19 in an open field across from house number 1021. Doug Kieser Hennepin County -----Original Message----- From: Minnesota Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of dan&erika Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 8:24 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: [mou-net] Snowy Owl/Rice Co. photos Hi All-- On Tuesday afternoon, Gene Bauer called to report a Snowy Owl in Rice Co. near the intersection of MN 19 and Dakota Co. 59, just within Rice Co. I took some interesting photos and posted them on my bog http://dantallmansbirdblog.blogspot.com As a postscript on the gull photo I recently posted on the blog, at this time I think a good argument can be made that the bird is a Vega Gull, the Asian race of the Herring. There are photos on the web that are nearly identical. See for example http://10000birds.com/vega-gulls-japan.htm Good Birding! dan -- Dan or Erika Tallman Northfield, Minnesota http://sites.google.com/site/tallmanorum http://dantallmansbirdblog.blogspot.com http://picasaweb.google.com/danerika [log in to unmask] ".... the best shod travel with wet feet" "Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes ...."--Thoreau ---- Join or Leave mou-net: http://lists.umn.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=mou-net Archives: http://lists.umn.edu/archives/mou-net.html This message contains information which may be confidential and privileged. Unless you are the intended recipient (or authorized to receive this message for the intended recipient), you may not use, copy, disseminate or disclose to anyone the message or any information contained in the message. If you have received the message in error, please advise the sender by reply e-mail, and delete the message. Thank you very much.