Owls on Amherst Island
ripley at kingston.net
Tue Feb 11 19:11:34 EST 2003
Took the 4:30pm ferry to Amherst Island to find my first SHORT-EARED OWL for
the year and found six. One was sitting on the brush pile directly behind
the firehall and the other five were seen along the road bordering the KFN
property at the easternmost part of the island. Also observed two SNOWY
OWLS and one GREAT HORNED OWL, both close to the KFN property. At one point
I had a SNOWY OWL on a phone pole, a GREAT HORNED OWL on a fence post and a
SHORT-EARED OWL flying, all in the same field of view. Quite exciting.
Amherst Island [P36, D55 & 56]
Located 16 km. west of Kingston. Exit off the 401 at exit
593 and drive south to the very end. Turn right on hwy. 33 and drive 300 m.
until you see the sign to the ferry. The ferry leaves the mainland on the
half hour and leaves the island on the hour. Cost is $5.00 round trip. There
are no gas stations on the island. There are restrooms on the ferry, but not
the island. The K.F.N. property is at the easternmost part of the island.
To reach the firehall, drive a short distance to the stop sign
once you leave the ferry. Drive straight ahead about 1 kilometre and you
will see the firehall on the left.
"Bruce Ripley" <ripley at kingston.net>
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