Excerpt from the Greenville News 1966: South Carolina Birds of the Foothills." Jay Shuler, its author, has been watching, sketching and photo graphing birds for almost 30 years. He and his ornithologist friends are obvious authorities on what feathered fry are to be found in sight of the Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina, commonly, uncommonly, rarely or accidentally." Those who enjoy identifying the birds that cluster around the back yard feeder, and those who search them out in their natural haunts with binoculars will find the little book extremely helpful. It often tells the exact spot in the county where a particu lar bird has been observed and lists every bird which has been positively identified here which did not arrive in a cage.
On page 32 of his book he writes: "Early in January 1952, two rabbit hunters cut through a little patch of pines near Travelers nest. Suddenly a large white bird sailed over their heads: threading its way through the trees. One of the men raised his gun and fired. The bird, a wanderer thousands of miles from home, tumbled to the ground." SNOWY OWL SHOT Mr. Shuler continues to say that the men were somewhat awed by the size of the bird's wingspan and it was taken to a newspaper office and photo graphed.
Book is 6.75" x 4.25"