More than two dozen snowy owls are in
Addison County. That's the conclusion of an Owl Blitz on Sunday.
More than 40 birders spent the day
trying to find the big white birds who have invaded the United States this
winter from the Arctic.
More than 123 observations of snowy
owls were made by the volunteers after careful mapping researchers found there
were at least 24 different snowy owls in the county.
Experts say the birds like the habitat
in Addison County where there are large open areas-- perfect for hunting.
It's unclear why so many of the owls
came to the United States this winter. But as the days get longer and warmer,
it's expected the birds will return to the Arctic.
Click here for more on the Owl Blitz
from VTBIRD, the Vermont Birding Discussion List.
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