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Old Thursday 5th February 2009, 15:02   #1
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Snowy Owl in Spring Hill

There has been a Snowy Owl reported near the GM plant in Spring Hill, TN. I went up Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 but didnt see it myself. My daughter and father went up for a doctors appointment today, Feb. 5, and saw it. I will be going back this weekend in hopes of spotting it. Reports say it has flown this far south due to overpopulation in search of food. This is the first report of one here in TN since 1987.
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Old Monday 16th February 2009, 15:49   #2
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Well I still havent seen the Snowy Owl here in TN. I went back up again this weekend and didnt see it. Saw lots of hawks, kestrels, a blue heron, robins and several other birds but no Snowy Owl. I have about given up.
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Old Thursday 19th February 2009, 13:04   #3
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Hi M, I was gonna ask ya,

Where did ya see the hawks, and the others?

And Don't give up!!!!

I keep hearing a hooter, up here, but can't narrow him down anywhere...

Also some some fuzzy droppings yesterday, must be from a hooter of some kind, right???
It seemed to have a lot of hair in it, about the size of a small dog dropping...
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Old Thursday 19th February 2009, 13:54   #4
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There is a road that runs beside the railroad tracks behind the GM plant. I drove up that road looking for the owl and saw the heron and hawks. There was a huge hawk but it had its back to me and couldnt make a positive identification. I will probably drive back up this weekend and see if I can catch a glimpse of the owl. Man I would love to see it.
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Melissa,

Busy this weekend, in the studio all day Saturady and Sunday with out of towners and family.

BUTTT!!! I would be happy to go searching with you next weekend?

If your are interested in some company, send me a PM and we can xchange numbers if ya want...

Do ya go looking in the morning or afternoon?

I am about a good hour north of the Saturn parkway turnoff, FYI...

I really want some birding shots, with my (new2me)300 F2.8...
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Old Monday 23rd February 2009, 02:01   #6
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So, Melissa, did ya go up there this weekend?

Did ya see the Snowy Owl????
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Old Monday 23rd February 2009, 14:33   #7
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Yeah I drove up there Sunday morning but didn't see the owl. I wonder it it has moved on up north. You should check out my thread on the Birds of Prey forum. I did see a leucisitc Red-tailed hawk though. So beautiful! I attached a couple of thumbnails of it.
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Old Thursday 26th February 2009, 00:42   #8
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So, are you going again this sat or Sun?

Want to meet up with the wife and I, so you can show me where???

Who know's maybe we will get lucky and catch a glimpse of him....
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I dont know if my boyfriend has to work or not and I ususally dont know until Friday afternoon. I probably wont go. There's some blue herons nesting down here that I want to go take pics of and I want to try and get some more pics of the leucisitic hawk. But the road that I travel on is easy to find. Its Carters Creek Pike or somethign like that. If you travel South on Hwy 31 and go past the Spring Hill high school and turn right on the street right past the shell station there you will see old hwy 31. Then briefly turn left then turn right on this Carters Creek street. Follow it for just a little ways and it will take you to the railroad tracks. Turn on the road to the right that travels beside the railroad tracks. You can also use google satellite maps to get a good image of what I am talking about. This road takes you behind the GM plant there in Spring Hill. I ususally see several Kestrels, other hawks, and a Heron and other birds too. Just havent seen the owl yet.
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That's some good directions! LOL!!!

Anyway wasn't trying to stalk ya!!!

I will def google the place and see what if we can get on down there!!!

Thx for the directions anyway!

Happy snappin!
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So Dan'l did ya go to Spring Hill this weekend? Did ya see the owl? I have been so sick with this sinus crud all weekend. Didnt stick my head out the door.
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No, we had last minute change of plans, so we got diverted...

Maybe this weekend...
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