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
female/juvenal-type plumage.

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.

Good birdin'!

Alyssa DeRubeis
Golden Valley, Hennepin Co.

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