Various folks have been suspecting there were more than three Snowy Owls at Smithville Lake... Nancy Leo just called to confirm 5 owls: 2 on the dam, 1 on the jetty near the visitor's center, and 2 in a tree at Little Platte Park.


As a friendly public service reminder ... Please do not approach the owls, do stay with your vehicle, etc., and do what you can to educate photographers and other interested citizens about the state of these owls. The reports of dead Snowy Owls in the state (at least 3 that I have heard of this week alone) should say enough about the challenge these birds are facing.

Kristi Mayo
Kearney MO (Clay Co.)
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