Daily Archives: November 26, 2014


Millcreek is Back! 36

Last week, my phone suddenly went nuts — Mike Lanzone and Andy McGann at CTT, who make the transmitters we use, and Dave Brinker in Maryland, were all trying to call at the same time, with the same fantastic news. Millcreek was back! This immature male snowy owl, which Mike and bander Tom McDonald had tagged last Jan. 20 in Erie, Pa., had just transmitted hundreds of locations. We’d last heard from Millcreek on April 23, when he was loafing on the fast-disappearing ice of Lake Erie, off the Buffalo waterfront. Then his transmitter went dark, and we weren’t sure if it was because something happened to him, or because he moved rapidly beyond the southern Canadian cell network. (Remember, […]