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THIS COLD FRONT could bring more than snow to New England this weekend: be on the lookout for Snowy Owls.
By mid November, Snowys usually begin to show up south of their Arctic range here in North America. We’ve already got Snowys along the coast in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and New York (Long Island). I suspect others will turn up inland once birders get out this weekend. Here’s an eBird map of recent sightings.
By the way, Snow Geese are still honkin’ and flying here in Vermont and New York. Along with them, we could see an influx of Rough-legged Hawks, Snow Buntings and other wintering birds this weekend. Keep up with the Snow Goose migration at my Snow Goose Scoop.
That shot above, from Killington Peak here in Vermont several years ago, comes from my pal Kent McFarland. Below is one of mine from Montauk, NY.
Addendum (November 13): Not a bad prediction on my part. Here’s the latest news: Snowy Owls Arrive.