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Old 01-13-2015, 09:31 PM   #1
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I hope you're getting into the even-bigger-than-last-year's irruption of the fantastic Snowy Owls into the U.S. this winter! It's a wonderful opportunity to see these birds pretty up close and personal, and within reach of most of today's cameras. Do take binocs and scopes also when you go hunting.

The Snowies favor airports which can make finding them easier than you may think. Try small airports. Check with local birding groups. If you drive around a small-town airport, look for cars parked along the road, especially if you see people with tripods, scopes and cameras.

Please post your Snowy Pix here!

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Old 01-13-2015, 09:53 PM   #2
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We have had 2 or 3 Snowy Owls in the area this year. Nothing like last winter. I have not seen them
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Old 01-14-2015, 11:07 AM   #3
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Not too many in Iowa right now, especially around here. After our first year's experience chasing them, we're done. That was too much effort and gas for one bird. We were new birders then, so went a little crazy. After two months, we did find one. If one is spotted in our county, we'll try for it, but not beyond. Even better, if we see one in our yard.
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:38 PM   #4
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Oh, I hope some of you have better luck!
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Old 01-14-2015, 02:59 PM   #5
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Check the map to see if any Snowies are being reported. In your area. They also like big open fields that look like tundras.

http://ebird.org/ebird/map/snoowl1?n...emo=12&yr=cur#

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