Snowy Owls @ Albany Airport


Will Raup
 

All 3 Snowy Owls were present at the Albany Airport from Sicker Road this morning.  They at times all came together and interacted with one another, doing aerial battles, locking talons and generally chasing each other.  This however, was also nearly tragic as they nearly forced one of the birds into the propellers of a landing plane.

Some folks also reported Short-Eared Owl as well.

Cohoes lacked gulls.  I don't know where they were, but not at the power station or along the Mohawk.  Also, there have been several reports of the Sandhill Cranes at the Klamsteam Tavern last few days.  Keep an eye out for them!

Good Birding!

Will Raup
Albany, NY


Chad Witko
 

Greetings,

In addition to the 3 Snowy Owls previously reported by Will off of Sicker Rd., there was a nice flock of at least 15 Horned Larks and a dozen Snow Buntings along with at least one LAPLAND LONGSPUR at the previously described location near the parking area for the airport off of Albany Shaker Rd.

Cheers,
Chad Witko


On Wed, Jan 1, 2014 at 12:20 PM, Will Raup <Hoaryredpoll@...> wrote:
 

All 3 Snowy Owls were present at the Albany Airport from Sicker Road this morning.  They at times all came together and interacted with one another, doing aerial battles, locking talons and generally chasing each other.  This however, was also nearly tragic as they nearly forced one of the birds into the propellers of a landing plane.

Some folks also reported Short-Eared Owl as well.

Cohoes lacked gulls.  I don't know where they were, but not at the power station or along the Mohawk.  Also, there have been several reports of the Sandhill Cranes at the Klamsteam Tavern last few days.  Keep an eye out for them!

Good Birding!

Will Raup
Albany, NY




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