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Just saw the owl at 3:00 pm Saturday  in roughly this same location, visible from Ohlwine, but not 154 sitting on a little mound/path of grass.  

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On Feb 18, 2012, at 9:37 AM, "Barb Brownell" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> If you're debating whether or not to make the trek to Red Bud - DO IT.  Spotting the 
> "resident" snowy owl last evening at dusk was THRILLING.
> 
> Refer to Peter Richardson's post of February 16th for excellent directions to the snowy owl's 
> general location.  Peter saw him 1.3 miles west of So. Prairie on the north side of Ohlwine 
> and we saw him .5 to .6 miles west of So. Prairie on Ohlwine. 
> 
> We spotted him Friday 2/17 at 5:45 PM sitting on the field about a tenth of a mile west of 
> the first PRIVATE road you come to after you turn onto Ohlwine Rd. from South Prairie Rd.  
> He was on the north side of Ohlwine about midway between and 154 and Ohlwine. 
> 
> After spotting him and yelling at my birding partner, Chris Gerli, to STOP THE CAR, I 
> jumped out (before the car had come to a complete stop!) and spotted him clearly in my 
> binocs for less than 5 seconds before he took flight.  He flew closer and closer to us until he 
> flew directly overhead just above the utility polls on Ohlwine.  He continued his flight and 
> landed atop of a wooden utility poll on the private road previously mentioned.  He perched 
> there for about 10 mins. and then flew back to the area where we initially spotted.  
> 
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> ASM Spring Meeting: April 27, 2012 in Joplin, MO
> http://www.mobirds.org/ASM/Meetings.aspx

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The Audubon Society of Missouri's Wild Bird Discussion Forum
ASM Spring Meeting: April 27, 2012 in Joplin, MO
http://www.mobirds.org/ASM/Meetings.aspx