[Tweeters] Crows and Snowy Owls

Louise Rutter louise.rutter at eelpi.gotdns.org
Mon Nov 30 07:50:44 PST 2020

There were two crows harassing the Queen Anne snowy owl when I saw it last weekend.

Louise Rutter


From: Tweeters <tweeters-bounces at mailman11.u.washington.edu> On Behalf Of Mike Wagenbach
Sent: 30 November 2020 07:34
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Subject: [Tweeters] Crows and Snowy Owls

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


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