Daily Archives: December 6, 2012

New Column on Snowy Owls in New Jersey

Snowy21Don Torino, one of the leaders of our twice-monthly walks with Bergen County Audubon Society, has a new column about Snowy Owls in the Garden State and the prospects of seeing one or more this winter.

Writes Don: "It is hard to forget the winter of 2009 when two Snowy Owls spent a few months in the Meadowlands. People from all walks of life, expert birders and folks who never even saw a Cardinal unless it was on the side of a football helmet, lined the roadsides just to get a glimpse of these amazing creatures."

The link is here. Photo at left is by Jeff Nicol. (Thanks, Jeff!)

More on Tuesday’s Teaser


When we posted Tuesday's Teaser, we noted that "we have a couple of theories on ID" that we did not post.  Here are the theories: One birder thought Swamp Sparrow, and another thought  Lark Sparrow.

Lo and behold, Here's the additional vote so far: 5 for Swamp Sparrow, 1 for Lark Sparrow.

Original post is here.

Feel free to weigh in.