As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Saturday 27 December 2014

Rare bird alert: 2 more snowy owls spotted

6:25 AM EST Dec 26, 2014

Two have recently been spotted near the airport and another was seen in Plainfield.

Both were part of the New Hampshire Audubon Socity's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, Dec. 22.

The two snowy owls were seen in the vicinity of the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport on Dec. 15 and at least one was still present on Dec. 17 and 18.

The best place to look for the owls is in the parking area of the Aviation Museum located on the east side of the airport on Navigator Road, or at the circle off Delta Drive near Harvey Road.

Do not park on the perimeter road on the edge of the airport, or security will ask you to leave.

Also there, an American kestral was seen Dec. 19.

A snowy owl was also reported in fields along River Road in Plainfield on Dec. 18.
Snowy owls live in the Arctic but they are visitors to New Hampshire particularly when food sources are scarce.

Last year, an irruption of snowy owls brought them south and this year, a number of them have been seen, mostly at the seacoast.

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