[Tweeters] Crows and Snowy Owls

mollycvetovac at gmail.com mollycvetovac at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 07:50:05 PST 2020

I’ve seen photos of this owl being mobbed by crows. I think it is happening occasionally.

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> On Nov 30, 2020, at 7:37 AM, Mike Wagenbach <wagen at uw.edu> wrote:



> When viewing the Queen Anne Snowy Owl yesterday, I was struck by the lack of crows hectoring it. I'd have thought that, say, a Great-Horned Owl or a Cooper's Hawk in an equally exposed location would have had at least a couple of crows making a racket.


> We had looked for her unsuccessfully on Friday afternoon, and thought maybe listening for crows would help us find where she had moved during that hour, but didn't hear any while walking fairly extensively around the hill.


> Do crows not recognize Snowies as raptors due to their rarity here?


> Mike Wagenbach

> Seattle


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