Daily Archives: January 8, 2015

‘Snow Duck,’ ‘Snow Goose’ at Mill Creek

Dennis Cheeseman got these shots (and the accompanying I.D.s) during a recent winter precipitation event at Mill Creek Marsh. (Thanks, Dennis!)

Next up for Dennis: snowy owls and snowy egrets, no doubt.

Owl-Pellet Tuesday Teaser Answered

On Tuesday, we asked readers to I.D. the owls who coughed up these four pellets in the Meadowlands.

We said we are certain of two of the three pellet producers, and have a hunch who the other coughivore was.

The first pellet is from a Barn Owl. We saw it this week, flying away from the drop zone.

Middle photo: We think these two pellets are from a Long-eared Owl.

Right-hand Photo: Snowy Owl pellet, found by Ray Gilbert last winter along the Transco Trail.