I second Al's thanks to Kumaran, but I also want to thank Mark Brown and the
Macon's for also helping to alert birders. I tried to contact the observer
via his website, but his contact page link was broken, so am grateful to
Kumaran for contacting him directly. Grizzly Bay is bordered by Grizzly
Island in Solano County (Suisun Bay region in the delta). I suspect that
one could walk on the levees to find the bird, but am not sure of the
access-perhaps the Grizzly Island Dept of Fish and Game refuge staff could
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Of Alvaro Jaramillo
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 3:54 PM
Subject: [CALBIRDS] FW: Snowy Owl sighting
See the other forward with photo!
Seems to be the real deal. Thanks to Kumaran for getting the ball rolling
researching this bird.
chucao@coastside. <mailto:chucao%40coastside.net> net
Half Moon Bay, California
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From: Kumaran Arul [mailto:kumaranarul@ <mailto:kumaranarul%40earthlink.net>
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 10:19 AM
To: jmorlan@ccsf. <mailto:jmorlan%40ccsf.org> org; chucao@coastside.
<mailto:chucao%40coastside.net> net; creagrus
Subject: Snowy Owl sighting
I'm not on Calbirds and this sighting seems to be credible (SNOW from a boat
on the north side of Grizzly Bay in upper SF Bay). See the response from
the observer below. Could you post for me and spread the word? He saw the
bird a day or two ago (I'm waiting to hear back from him) and has posted two
You need to register (free) and look under "General Discussion Group" and
under "whowouldathunk" thread to see the very good photos.
>From: CHARLES A STRICKLAND <charlesastrickland@
>Sent: Dec 31, 2006 12:04 PM
>To: Kumaran Arul <kumaranarul@ <mailto:kumaranarul%40earthlink.net>
>Subject: Re: Snowy Owl sighting
>Yes it's True. I was very suprised. There are no roads. It was on the
North side of griggly bay. I was on my boat in the bay. The Owl was seeking
refuge in a shack that I helped build many years ago. We use it for
fishing. There are many duck hunters in the area.
>Kumaran Arul <kumaranarul@ <mailto:kumaranarul%40earthlink.net>
earthlink.net> wrote: Hello,
>Is this true? That's just an amazing sighting! Can you give me any more
details as to where exactly you saw this bird. Any nearby roads?
>I'm a birder and want to take a look.
original post to coastsidefishingclub.com from CHARLES A STRICKLAND
<charlesastrickland@ <mailto:charlesastrickland%40yahoo.com> yahoo.com>:
[Who would have thought] that you would see a Snowy Owl while out fishing in
california delta. We saw the Owl in Grizzley Bay. I managed to get a quick
photo before it flew off. [two photos here]
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