Comments for Project SNOWstorm https://www.projectsnowstorm.org Contribute to research on Snowy Owls! Sat, 17 Nov 2018 14:17:13 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Wampum’s Gone by Bob Weaver https://www.projectsnowstorm.org/posts/wampums-gone/#comment-2701 Sat, 17 Nov 2018 14:17:13 +0000 http://www.projectsnowstorm.org?p=2712&preview_id=2712#comment-2701 Norm Smith,

wonder if you have tracking info for Snowy Owl tagged at Logan Airport 2016?, that showed up at Sachuest Point NWR, Middletown, R.I., I sent in photo & info to you I believe, wondering if you can email me more info on this bird?? (not sure of dates bird was here in R.I., thanks for any help, Bob Weaver

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Comment on Snowies on the Move by Scott Weidensaul https://www.projectsnowstorm.org/posts/snowies-on-the-move/#comment-2695 Sat, 17 Nov 2018 01:31:46 +0000 https://www.projectsnowstorm.org/?p=4478#comment-2695 Glad to hear Broomhilde is OK, but I wonder if it might have been a different species of owl — there haven’t been any reports of snowies that far south this winter that I’m aware of, and snowy owls are essentially silent when they’re on the wintering grounds, so I doubt that’s what you heard hooting. A number of more common species, including great horned and barred owls, would be capable of tackling a hen, and are vocal at night. That’s obviously not to say it’s impossible — your daughter saw it, and I didn’t.

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Comment on Snowies on the Move by Scott Weidensaul https://www.projectsnowstorm.org/posts/snowies-on-the-move/#comment-2694 Sat, 17 Nov 2018 01:21:10 +0000 https://www.projectsnowstorm.org/?p=4478#comment-2694 No, all three came from separate nests.

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Comment on Snowies on the Move by Ronda Gillette https://www.projectsnowstorm.org/posts/snowies-on-the-move/#comment-2682 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 22:36:12 +0000 https://www.projectsnowstorm.org/?p=4478#comment-2682 A snowy owl attacked my Rhode Island Red chicken today on my back deck. Thankfully my chicken, Broomhilde, got away. We heard very loud squawking and chicken screaming and quickly rushed out our back door in seconds to see her red feathers everywhere. Luckily she was under the deck with her sister chicken. She has 2 puncture wounds on her back which I’m cleaning. She of course was very startled and is resting. It was traumatic for all. I am now only going to let our backyard chickens out underneath a chicken tractor. We heard this owl cooing last night for the first time. My daughter clearly saw the owl fly off and matched it to a snowy owl picture. We live in Kansas City, Missouri. Does anyone know when this owl will move on? Spring?

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Comment on Tracking Young Snowies in the Arctic by Pat https://www.projectsnowstorm.org/posts/tracking-young-snowies-in-the-arctic/#comment-2667 Sat, 10 Nov 2018 05:17:09 +0000 https://www.projectsnowstorm.org/?p=4465#comment-2667 Three young snowies with transmitters, excellent news!!
Love their names, especially Ookpik, very appropriate .
We will be following their movements for sure!

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Comment on Snowies on the Move by Pat https://www.projectsnowstorm.org/posts/snowies-on-the-move/#comment-2666 Sat, 10 Nov 2018 05:12:12 +0000 https://www.projectsnowstorm.org/?p=4478#comment-2666 Thanks for the updates on the young snowy owls! It’s exciting to read about their initial movements , looking forward to more updates as they grow.

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Comment on The End? by Alice Irizarry https://www.projectsnowstorm.org/posts/the-end/#comment-2665 Sat, 10 Nov 2018 04:47:49 +0000 https://www.projectsnowstorm.org/?p=4424#comment-2665 Regarding snowies in New Jersey. Back in February of 2017, I’m certain I saw a snowy in the top of a very tall oak tree behind my house, here in South Jersey about 8 miles from McGuire AFB. My property is fully wooded and I couldn’t’ figure out what I saw because snowies weren’t supposed to be here. Boy, were they wrong! I found you by searching for snowy owls in my search engine, made a contribution, got a sticker and have been enthralled ever since. I was really excited to read about Island Beach and the other NJ snowies in the Atlantic City press last December. I have been bragging about Project Snow Storm ever since. I suggest it’s time for another sticker contribution campaign! I hope I’m making these comments in the right place. Thanks for your time.

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Comment on Snowies on the Move by Diana https://www.projectsnowstorm.org/posts/snowies-on-the-move/#comment-2664 Fri, 09 Nov 2018 22:55:28 +0000 https://www.projectsnowstorm.org/?p=4478#comment-2664 Are the three young owls siblings?

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Comment on Snowies on the Move by Spencer https://www.projectsnowstorm.org/posts/snowies-on-the-move/#comment-2663 Fri, 09 Nov 2018 20:35:51 +0000 https://www.projectsnowstorm.org/?p=4478#comment-2663 Thanks I see snowies all winter.

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Comment on Tracking Young Snowies in the Arctic by Susan Coe https://www.projectsnowstorm.org/posts/tracking-young-snowies-in-the-arctic/#comment-2488 Wed, 03 Oct 2018 16:08:45 +0000 https://www.projectsnowstorm.org/?p=4465#comment-2488 Wonderful news!
I look forward to “Project Snowstorm” and now this new endeavor!
Good luck to the researchers and the owls!

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