Snowy Owls at ALB 1/1/14

Marne Onderdonk

Came down this afternoon and found group incl John Hershey at bend on Sicker Road. We found the adult and two younger snowy owls hanging around the runways. With planes landing and taking off it's easy to see how precarious the situation is, both for the owls and the planes. We also hope one day that bins and scopes are equipped with eye warmers--it's cold out!

Back home in Saratoga Springs, in addition to the usual suspects, had a white-throated sparrow under the feeders this afternoon.

Happy New Year's and birding to all,