Owl News Articles Index - Page 27
Giving a hoot about sighting: Owl spotted well south of its usual habitat
By John Koziol, 2009-01-26
Coe Hill, Connecticut, U.S.A. - The birding community is atwitter about a most unusual visitor to the Lakes
Region - a northern hawk owl - whose presence, well south of its normal habitat
in the arboreal forests of Canada, is drawing many visitors to the area around
John Merrill's Coe Hill Road residence.
On Jan. 12, Merr...
Owl on prowl: Visitor from north enjoying GM tour
By Bob Hodge, 2009-01-25
Spring Hill, Tennesse, U.S.A. - Take a birdwatcher and throw him in a gene splicer with a hunter and what you get would be Gerry Dinkins.
The Saturday morning before last, Dinkins was shivering in a layout blind on the edge of a private lake in Monterey, duck hunting. More hockey rink than water, it was a long shot the frozen l...
Burrowing owls block players at Miramar ball fields
By Eileen Soler, 2009-01-25
Miramar, Florida, U.S.A. - Burrowing owls are calling ''you're out'' on softball at new ball fields in
Miramar Regional Park.
For now, anyway.
At least two of the feathered critters classified as a ''species of special
concern'' by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are living in separate sandy qu...
Rehabilitated owl moves into Sundance
By Caleb Warnock, 2009-01-24
Sundance, New Mexico, U.S.A. - Sundance has a new fine-feathered resident today, a great-horned owl who goes by Henry.
Sundance held its first night owling event of 2009 on Friday night, with about
20 people paying $30 apiece for the privilege of meeting three live owls before
trekking into the night woods on snowshoes for a...
Rehabilitated owl released
Holland, Michigan, U.S.A. - One group of kids is unlikely to forget a story of survival and hope that they witnessed Friday.
A snowy owl got a new start on life Friday. Workers in Fennville had found the
owl by a barn in November, sick and starving. He was emaciated, at 50 percent of his body weight.
A vet at MSU took ...
Screech owls suffering through harsh weather
By Kristofer Karol, 2009-01-23, 2 comments
Howell, Michigan, U.S.A. - Continual heavy snowfall and below-freezing temperatures this winter have
resulted in a rash of Eastern screech owls nearly starving to death, according
to the Howell Conference & Nature Center.
Screech owls typically hunt rodents, but Nature Center wildlife director Dana DeBenham said when...
No birdie, giant owl disrupts game
By Vikram Jit, 2009-01-22
Chandigarh, India - When golfer Shiva Narain recently stepped onto the second hole tee of the jungle-ringed Shiwalik Golf Course, here, he witnessed a
sight that made his jaw drop. A giant owl was making short work of a peacock.
The owl made off on sighting the golfers but not before it let out a terrifying
Snowy owl is rare sighting
By Anne Paine, 2009-01-22
Spring Hill, Tennesse, U.S.A. - An arctic traveller has shown up in Spring Hill.
A snowy owl, the first recorded in the state since 1987, has been hanging out
around Highway 31 near a Cracker Barrel.
Birder Melinda Welton of Williamson County, who saw it Saturday, said the
rare bird likely flew in because food supplies wer...
Snowy owls find home near airport runways
By Tom Meersman, 2009-01-18
Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. - With its almost-constant landings and takeoffs, you would think the
Minneapolis - St. Paul International Airport would not attract birds, but to a
snowy owl, the runways looks like home: the tundra of northern Canada.
The striking white raptors with huge yellow eyes are usually seen during in...
Three snowy owls spotted in UK
By Louise Gray, 2009-01-14
Southeast England, U.K. - Snowy owls have been spotted in three areas of southern England - Cornwall,
Alderney and Guernsey - thousands of miles from their usual feeding grounds.
The birds usually live in the far north around the Arctic circle and when
they do venture south it is to northern Scotland.
However this wi...