Who? Who? Snowy owls.

For whatever reason, there has been an abundance of snowy owls this winter in places across the country where they're not normally seen (it might have something do with lemmings). One of those spots: Rotterdam, where a snowy owl was spotted in December. That owl, or one similar, also turned up injured at the GE campus in Schenectady, though he appeared to be on the mend. There were many local sightings of snowy owls back in 2008, including one who roosted on the roof of the state Capitol . [Washington Post] [NYT] [Daily Gazette] [Daily Gazette] [Daily Gazette]

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Seems like they've put together realistic plans, though I wonder whether the proximity to the ESP ramps would be a deterrent to finding a residential developer. I'd really like to see that Trailways Building kept. We have so few century buildings in Albany that I'd really we rather keep them when we can. And this building is not at all shy about advertising its era. E-Comm 6, however...well, I won't cry if it comes down.

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